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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Mildred


 

Name
Mildred Roma

Born
3/17/56

Home
Michigan

Diagnosis
RP and MD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
49

Acuity
Not sure

Treatment
Diet

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
26 degree of peripheral vision and 3 small blind spots in central vision

Family History
Grandmother blind, but do not know from what.

Impact on My Life
Had to give up driving a school bus. Have had O & M training so far. Learning to do hobbies, love the internet and I am learning a lot and doing a lot of reading. Just bought Dan Roberts MD book! Had to give up driving, which is hard.

Positive Effects
Still working on that one.

Adaptations
Learning to slow down and do things different.

Employment
Not employed. Gave up driving school bus, which I really miss.

More About Me
Have 4 children, Married 36 years. Just found out my 2nd son (21) has Stargardt's.