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Lorna


 

Name
Lorna Ericson

Born
7-13-34

Home
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Diagnosis
Wet AMD plus newly diagnosed glaucoma

Eyes Affected
Right

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
74

Acuity
20/25

Treatment
Have had 22 injections, half have been Lucentis, the other half of Avastin. Have gone as long as 8 months without an injection, but have been checked every 4 to 10 weeks.

Prognosis
Have not lost any vision to speak of. Do not see wavy lines, and do not have a black spot in the center of my vision. Just started on Timolol for the glaucoma.

Family History
No one in my immediate family has had macular degeneration. I do have a first cousin with glaucoma

Impact On Your Life
Not much has changed in my lifestyle, as I do see quite well.

Positive Effects
Always pleased when I go to the doctor and my pictures show the fluid has not returned.

Adaptations
None to speak of.

Employment
Retired elementary teacher.

More About Me
We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren ranging in ages 6 to 25. I do a lot of crafts and enjoy teaching craft classes. We have done a lot of traveling covering all the states, but have just moved to an independent retirement facility, so trips will be shorter in duration and returning to places we like the best. We have a motorhome that we travel in.