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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

 

Olive
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Name
Olive Barresi

Born
3/9/28

Home
West Berln, New Jersey

Diagnosis
Dry macular degeneration

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Hazel

Visual Acuity
20/200

Treatment
Cataracts removed, both eyes, 1998

Family History
None

Impact on My Life
Robbed of independence, That is a biggie. Can do no more crafts. Uses to bake a lot, but I shy from that, as it puts a lot of anger in me when I cannot see the measure cup. It taks me so long to do anything, as I have to back track to to make sure I am right. Hubby is willing to do all he can, and he does.

Positive Effects
To do all for myself. I have my crying time, but do not let it overrule laughter.