Drusen and dry MD in
Age at Diagnosis:
Visual Acuity: R 20/25 (down from 20/20) L 20/70 (down
from 20/30) - acuity loss since 11/97.
(not stronger then my multivites) or ICAPS, and
Current State of Vision:
Acuity stable since
1/98, drusen almost all gone !!! Been taking herbal complex, colon
cleanser, and parasite purge.
Mom: cataracts, both
eyes, hazel; her uncle: cataracts, both eyes; no other eye
conditions on either side back thru
Impact on My Life:
1st 6 mo: very
stressful, hard to make future plans, then got back into painting,
and living for today; greatest impact is on reading and driving-
can only read for more than 30 min if sitting in bright sunlight or
with sun at my back...I have double vision & amblyopia. Driving
is the most challenging because my eye lids fatigue after 45 min,
&/or I get brain fatigue and have a hard time processing
information - in other words, I make bad choices or get freaked by
other traffic. In strong sunlight, I can not keep my eyes from
watering and sometimes I can not keep them open.
I've noticed that for me,
stress has the biggest impact on my ability to focus when I read,
therefore in the past 1.5 yrs, I have been actively staying aware
of what "affects" me, streamlining my "real concerns," and making
other people take ownership for their "stuff," and really really
trying to accept the things that I can not change.
I've "met" this
marvelous group, try for more antioxidants, prioritized my
activities & concerns..
Brighter lights when
reading, keeping magnifying glasses in different rooms, limiting
driving trips, asking people to drive if need to go beyond 1 hr,
doing more reality testing with support people to process stressful
events more quickly, taking B complex more regularly
Telesales of heat
transfers and preprinted garments.
More About Me:
12 yr old son, husband
strong in sales & marketing skills, I enjoy biking, skating,
painting, reading, good friends, learning new things, handcrafts,