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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Sharon

Name
Sharon Fischer

Born
02/05/66

Home
Otis Orchards, Washington

Diagnosis
Macular degeneration

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Blue

Age at Diagnosis
41

Acuity
20/20

Treatment
NONE, taking AREDS and eating healthy and exercising.

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Vision is currently GREAT. Early stage of macular degeneration.

Family History
Grandmother was diagnoised at age 81. No other family members that I am aware of.

Impact on My Life
The fear of the unknown has slowed me down, I analyze everything now.

Positive Effects
I became closer to God, and realized it is ok to depend on others if needed. I also learned not to sweat the small stuff.

Employment
Sales. I work from home.

More About Me
I love the outdoors. I snowmobile, Jet ski, fish, and love to ride my bike. I have four dogs that I love deeply and currently two quarter horses, and lots of cats. I love to take pictures and scrapbook. My husband of 17 years has been very supportive through this diagnosis.