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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Megan


 

Name
Megan Guntrum

Born
8/24/83

Home
Corry, PA

Diagnosis
Stargardt Macular Degeneration

Eyes Affected
Both, left more than right

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
23

Acuity
20/70 combined with correction

Treatment
Wearing sunglasses, limiting vitamin A intake

Prognosis
Total central vision loss in left eye. 20/70 in right eye. Doctor doesn't think my right eye will get to the point of my left eye. Since my symptoms presented themselves late in my teens and in my early 20's, no one is sure how bad my vision will become.

Family History
No family history of macular deeneration.

Impact On Your Life
I limit my driving to daytime only and don't drive far distances. I am a teacher, so I have to have some technology available to help me read small text.

Employment
Work full time as a middle/high school learning suport teacher