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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Mulder


 

Name
Mulder K.

Born
17/08/1976

Home
India

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Right

Eye Color
Black

Age at Diagnosis
18

Prognosis
As such, I feel absolutely fine. Its only while reading, I have to bring the book very close to my eyes. Even on the computer, I sit very close (8 or 9 inches from the screen). I also have problem recognizing people from a distance. Otherwise I drive regularly, but during night I find it to be problematic.

But guess what, I am not 100% sure if I do have Stargardt's Disease. When I was 18, I was told by a doctor that I had Stargardt's Disease. What are the tests that I need to get done to confirm this, and how severe it is? Hoping that someone will help me out here.

[Director's Note: Please see this article and accompanying links for information about Stargardt disease.]

Impact On Your Life
Its only while reading, I have to bring the book very close to my eyes. Even on the computer, I sit very close (8 or 9 inches from the screen). I also have problem recognizing people from a distance.

Adaptations
Use big fonts on the computer, ask my wife to read my text messages and drive at night, avoid reading any conventional reading material (newspapers, books etc).

Employment
Have a full-time job that pays me well.