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Lesley

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Name
Lesley Wighton

Born
15 October, 1942

Home
Australia

Diagnosis
Wet MD right eye - Dry MD left eye

Eyes Affected
Right eye

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
61

Visual Acuity
Right eye 20/200

Treatment
Diagnosed August 2004 - had first PDT 25th May 2005. Had the 5th PDT on 7th November,2005 and due for 6th (maybe) January 2006

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
20/40 at diagnosis - prior to 1st PDT 20/120 and now 20/200 (right eye) left eye dry MD 20/13

Family History
Grandmother and Mother all symptoms of MD although not diagnosed - Aunty (mother's sister) MD both eyes.

Impact on My Life
A little shocked at first - thought I was too young for this condition!! Fear that I may go blind and later on may have to become dependent on others. After a short time I knew I had to find out more about this MD.

Positive Effects
I didn't know the back from the front of a computer. Bought a 2nd hand one for starters, got on line and searched, and found the MD Community. I have never looked back. Also I find that I listen more to others and their stories and just generally try to be helpful.

Adaptations

Overcoming the glare problems and now not able to see long distance signs and so on. I dont trust myself to drive at night. That's no big deal for me as I can still drive in daylight hours which I am very thankful for.

Working

Retired in 1995 due to redundancy. Loved my work though - Agency Manager for S.A.T.A.B (Totalizator - Racing Industry as in Horses, dogs, trots. And many years ago Insurance Offices, Credit Union.

More About Me

Used to be a bit of a gym junkie but have slackened off as of late. Love my garden, 3 grandchildren whom I see regularly and socialize at my husband's bowling club, and I love going out to dinner occasionally (love my food). And am addicted to my Computer!!!