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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Sandy


 

Name
Sandy Browning

Born
02/19/71

Home
Benton, IL

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Hazel

Age at Diagnosis
32

Acuity
20/40 and 20/60

Treatment
Just try to eat healthy and take vitamins

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Slow progression as of right now. Very poor depth perception. Blind spots in both eyes but am stll able to drive in familiar places.

Family History
None

Impact on My Life
I was absolutely devastated when I found out. But over the past 3 years, I have become adjusted to it. The hardest part is when I'm shopping at a local store and somebody sees me down the isle, I'm not sure who they are till they come closer, so I just smile and say Hi to everyone now.

Positive Effects
It has made me realize to stop taking so many things for granted and enjoy life more.

Working
I am a stay at home mother of 2 daughters, 15 and 6.