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Linzi


 

Name
Linzi Wylie

Born
March 16, 1993

Home
Scotland

Diagnosis
Stargardt's disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
10

Visual Acuity
Poor central vision.

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision

Family History
No family history of Stargardt's.

Impact on My Life
Makes schoolwork and normal daily activities very difficult.

Positive Effects
I get good support from my family, and especially my best friend, Megan.

Adaptations

I use magnifiers and binoculars for readin, but I just accept my eyesight; but I don't know how I will feel when I get older.

Working

Student

More About Me

I live with my mum, dad, and younger sister. I will be starting high school next August, where I will have to decide whether to go to my local mainstream school or go to another high school. It is about 8 miles away, but it has a visual-impairment unit in the school.