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Mark


 

Name
Mark Romero

Born
11/1/1953

Home
Tacoma, WA

Diagnosis
Epiretinal membrane

Eyes Affected
Left

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
55

Visual Acuity
Don't know

Treatment
None yet. Saw Ophthomologist in November for new glasses. Went in this week because left eye was all fuzzy and squiggly. "You have MD, come back in 4 months and we will discuss surgery maybe. Bye"

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
? I am going back to doctor tomorrow with a list of questions and an assertive manner. Do nothing / change nothing does not sound like the correct treatment plan.

Family History
Grandmother lost an eye in her 20's to a "tumor"

Impact on My Life
Some tears. [I would like to think] it does not scare me. But it does.

Positive Effects
Better off than most people, great insurance, can retire with a good pension if I need to some day. Cute wife of 31 years, who maybe will never look old to me if my vision gets worse.

Adaptations

Big secret from all but my wife. Some people may suspect, but no one knows.

Working

Have not been out of work for 32 years. Extremely lucky, hope it is not turning on me...

More About Me

I am glad for this outlet.