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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Marlene


 

Name
Marlene Klein

Born
7/10/46

Home
Commack, New York

Diagnosis
Macular Degeneration

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
54

Treatment
Nothing yet.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
I have my vision, but, it is difficult focusing at a distance.

Family History
My dad who is 87 has dry and stopped driving 5 years ago, my Mom who is 81 has dry in 1 eye and wet in the other.

Impact on My Life
I was not told I have x amount of time to live, so I am going to live until I die.....hopefully not for another 100 years.

Positive Effects
I want to put a firecracker under the publics rears and make them more aware of what retinal diseases are.

Working
Employed on a full time basis, and, underpaid, to say the least. I am a household engineer (better know as a wife & mother).

More About Me
My husband and I knew each other for 3 weeks, and he asked me to marry him. He was shipped to Viet Nam in Sept of 1968. I met him in Hawaii in May, and we got married there. It has been 35 wonderful years, but it only seems like yesterday. We have 3 beautiful daughters, all still living at home. (We must be doing somthing right or wrong depending on who's looking at it.) I am happy with life, and I love to help people.