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Patti


 

Name
Patti Cameron

Born
August 9, 1955

Home
Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada

Diagnosis
Myopic Macular Degeneration

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
45

Visual Acuity
20/400 in left eye and less than 20/400 in the right eye

Treatment
PDT

Family History
Grandmother

Impact on My Life
Total life change. I cannot drive or work anymore. I had a hard time getting around, but we moved to a small town. I now have a much larger comfort zone.

Positive Effects
I have more time to volunteer.

Adaptations
I moved. I use magnifiers. I do have my white cane, but I still like to be independent.

Working
Retired now.

More About Me
I love to sew, go for walks with my schnoodle, and try to help others.