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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Melissa


 

Name
Melissa Smith

Born
08/03/77

Home
High Point, North Carolina

Diagnosis
Stargardt's

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
28

Acuity
20/30

Treatment
None

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
I no longer see straight lines, everything is wavy and blurry.

Family History
None.

Positive Effects
None

Impact on My Life
I just found out, and I am worried, but I am not letting it get me down. I will continue to do research and live life everyday.

Adaptations
None yet. As I said, I just learned about my condition.

Working
I am a daycare worker, caring for infants in the morning and 2 yr. olds in the afternoon. I LOVE working with children. They always make me forget about things that were bothering me outside of work.

More About Me
I am a single mother of three boys ages 11, 9, and 6. We enjoy going to music festivals and traveling from the mountains to the beach.