Name: Pam Moore
Diagnosis: Wet MD
Eyes Affected: Both
Eye Color: Brown
Age at Diagnosis: 59
Visual Acuity: Uncertain
Treatment: Hot laser twice on both eyes, prior to PDT being approved in UK. 6 x PDT on left eye since 2004. Stable for over 6 months.
Prognosis or Current State of Vision: Right eye, which once had no central vision, now has a very tiny patch of clear vision in the centre. Left (PDT) eye is foggy and distorted. I also use drops for glaucoma in both eyes.
Family History: Mother had MD. Grandmother registered blind at death, cause uncertain.
Impact on My Life: The worst thing was giving up driving in 2004. It changed my life comletely.
Positive Effects: Making so many friends in this group and learning so much about MD and visual impairment in general.
Adaptations: Lots of sunglasses and magnifiers. Lucky to have buses pass my door, but lots of the places I used to go to are not accessible by bus! Have talking books from library and from RNIB.
Working: Now retired.
More About Me: I have been on my own for many years and was quite happy that way until MD came along. I have a son and a daughter, both married, and I have 4 grand-children who are a great delight to me. I am a fanatical gardener.