Age at Diagnosis
Visudyne and Avastin injections. WORKIN' SO FAR!
Decent. Can see with contacts, but blurry central vision and a lot of trouble focusing.
Myopia on both sides.
Impact On Your Life
I am already kind of an emotionally sensitive visual artist (which is one thing I love about myself), so it causes a bit of depression, since there is an impact on my work and possible future of my work. Also, there is a small strain on relationships sometime since I am so young.
It helped me to take risks with the content of my artwork and really put myself on the page, if you know what I mean. Also, having some things put in perspective this way as a teenager really does have a carpe diem effect. As cliche as that sounds.
In college I had readers and programs for reading things on the computer. Luckily, I was and am a very successful auditory learner.
Artist about to venture to grad school. Worked in galleries, museums, schools, in the arts. I don't really talk about it until I have to. The reactions can be strange.