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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

 

Mary Ann

Name
Mary Ann Guilliams

Born
1943

Home
Spring Branch, Texas

Diagnosis
Idiopathic CNV which bled for 8 months before treatment

Eyes Affected
Right only

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
56

Visual Acuity
20/30 to 20/400 (6/99 to 3/2000)
Treatment with TTT:
20/100 to 20/200 (5/2000 to 2/2001) Cataract Surgery:
20/70 (5/2001 to 6/2001)

Treatment
TTT

Family History
Maternal grandmother had a detached retina in one eye after cataract surgery. Have a maternal uncle with 3 CNV's over 30 year period.

Impact on My Life
Learned to eat better and take herbal supplements, vitamins, and minerals, walked to ease depression, had recreational therapy through gardening, stimulated other senses with pleasing music and fragrances. Earned a second teaching certificate and served as a consultant on a revised reading book. Cried about everything periodically. I even had wind therapy. Now I am team teaching with with a legally blind visually challenged person.