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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Mary


 

Name
Mary R

Born
09/15/1930

Home
Las Vegas, Nevada

Diagnosis
Dry AMD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
65

Acuity
20/50 OD and 20/25 OS

Treatment
Take Ocuvite Preservision and check my grid everyday. Have frequent checkups with my RS.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Serous pigment epithelial detachment associated with dry age-related macular degeneration OD. Dry age-related macular degeneration OS

Family History
Have one sister who has AMD.

Impact on My Life
I had a very hard time when it started to affect my vision in March 2007. I cried very easily & wondered what was going to become of me. My daughter put me in touch with this wonderful support group

Positive Effects
When I first read some of the posts it used to upset me, but I made sure that I read all of them, as I wanted to learn all that I could to help myself. I have come a long way in 2 months. I also look at life a little different now than I used to. I have been truly blessed.

Employment
I'm retired, but continue to volunteer one day a week. I find this very satisfying and the highlight of my week.

More About Me
My husband and I just celebrated our 57th wedding anniversary.