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Ona


 

Name
Ona Flaus

Born
December 5, 1975

Home
Redding, California

Diagnosis
Con/Rod Dystrophy, Juvenile MD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
5

Visual Acuity
20/400 inboth, but corrected 20/200 in left eye and 20/80 in right eye

Treatment
None at this time... but hopeful

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Stable, but poor

Family History
Only a great aunt who developed AMD at age 92.

Impact on My Life
I quit driving a car at 27 years of age, though I was still legal to drive, did not feel secure enough to be on the road. Find struggled in everyday life, especially with a 14 month old and one expected anytime. Still trying to complete my BA in Liberal Arts... ultimate goal to be a teacher.font>

Positive Effects
In spite of my poor vision, life isn't all that bad. Have wonderful blessings in my life and hope for more everyday. I have gotten used to the visual changes over the years. I have had 24 years to know the ultimate cost of my visual disease.

Adaptations

I have some maginifiers, I reverse the screen on my computer to white lettering on black backround, I am able to wear contacts, and have some new equipment that I am looking into getting to help with college and distance.

Working

Currently I am on maternity leave, but I work, and have for 8 years, as a Certified Nurse's Aide in Rehab and Long term care.

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