Name: Leni Wilhelmi
Born: 1-12-48 in Denver CO...GO BRONCOS!
Home: Elko (miles from anywhere) NV
Diagnosis: Myopic MD which went wet and grew a membrane.
Eyes Affected: Both
Eye Color: Brown
Age at Diagnosis: 48
Visual Acuity: Blind in the right eye; can't see out of the left.
Treatment: Laser once in the right which wiped out my center of vision, twice in the left Then it grew the membrane thing.
Prognosis or Current State of Vision: Bad; can't be helped.
Family History: None.
Impact on My Life: I lost my job, can't drive and have to relearn how to do everything!
Positive Effects: I am thankful every day for what I CAN see!
Adaptations: I have a CCTV to read. Binocular glasses to see TV and other midrange objects, puff paint on my appliances so I can know what the settings are, lights everywhere, different reading glasses everywhere, sunglasses for bright and dim days and a sense of humor for all the mistakes I make!
Working: Not any more.
More About Me: I love football! Just my luck, my eyes went out as my Broncos were finally winning! I am married—still—to Dewey, who has put up with my tantrums on low humor days. God bless him. We like sandrailing and camping. we have 3 cats, no kids.