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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Kim


 

Name
Kim T

Born
1947

Home
Canada

Diagnosis
Macular hole

Eyes Affected
Right

Eye Color
Dark brown

Age at Diagnosis
59

Treatment
Aug 2006: Pars plana vitrectomy and epiretinal air fluid exchange and membrane peel. (Macular hole, right eye). 2004 cataract surgery eye, and laser to right eye 2 years after cataract surgery. 2002 cataract surgery right eye. 1998 retinal tear right eye, fixed with laser. Left eye also lasered for prevention.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Macular hole (right eye) closed. Central vision recovered, but reading still difficult, wavy lines and distortion on Amsler grid test. After the recent vitrectomy, my left eye vision is noted to have decreased.

Family History
Father had "droopy" eyes.

Impact on My Life
I don't want my left eye to deteriorate.

Positive Effects
A real eye-opener. Time to work on myself and re-prioritize.

Adaptations
Straining when focusing to read gives rise to very tense neck muscles.

Employment
My work as a secretary/admin assistant involves a lot of computer work, reading fine prints, proofreading and attention to detail.