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DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Pam


 

Name
Pam Newton

Born
02/04/1951

Home
Irving, Texas

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Age at Diagnosis
30

Acuity
20/200

Treatment
Currently using ECHO drops, and they definitely have helped.

Prognosis
Not certain. Have been fairly stable for 5 years

Family History
None that I am aware of.

Impact On Your Life
Certainly very frustrating, but has not limited me professionally.

Positive Effects
Much more intuitive, humble and spiritual.

Adaptations
My humor helps me immensely. I also use multiple visual aids that help.

Employment
Full -time employment as director of a non-profit.

More About Me
I have developed a business out of my need to magnify images. I found some magnifying glasses on strings and began beading them. I now have a little business called Blind Bling. I haven't really launched the business yet. I want to donate a portion of proceeds to MD support.org