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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Louana


 

Name
Louana Bigner

Born
January 23, 1949

Home
Pearl River, Louisiana

Diagnosis
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
14

Visual Acuity
Unknown.

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Stable at this time

Family History
No one else in the family is affected.

Impact on My Life
At first, not much, but later I hid in the house for years. Now I am going to college.

Positive Effects
Made me closer to my family.

Adaptations
I use a screen reader on the computer(JFW), Braille for some reading and labels. White cane for travel.

Working
Not employed.

More About Me
I am the mother of two and grandmother of three. I like going out to eat, reading, taking long walks, swimming, and playing on the computer.