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DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Rowena

Name
Rowena Funk

Born
10/1/96

Home
Pennsylvania

Diagnosis
Stargardt Disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
10

Acuity
20/200

Treatment
None available at this time.

Family History
No one else has Stargardt disease.

Impact on My Life
I was diagnosed with Stargardt's a little over a year ago. I used to love to read, but now I find it very hard since I have to use magnifying devices. I am starting to feel depressed and frustrated with my life. I need some advice from others who have Stargardt's on how to stay positive and hopeful for the future.

Adaptations
Handheld magnifier, magnifying glasses, binocular telesope glasses, large print

Employment
Student