25 Oct 1928
Age at Diagnosis
Laser, PDT, Avastin
Prognosis or Current State of
One eye vision gone, other may be stable
Youngest of 5 brothers. Elders lived into 90s with ARMD in later years
Impact on My Life
Devastated, mentally disturbed, frustrated. But know I have to accept. Unable to sleep. Wake up at midnight depressed.
Learned too late. But advise all to take care of eyes, protect against sun.
Magnifiers, electronic and optical. Used audio devices. High failure rates observed due to proximity to sea, as live near beach. Very difficult to get service help. Volunteers for reading.
Retired in 1972
More About Me
Widely traveled world-wide. Now living alone. Wife died last year. Welcome people to talk to me to give food for thought. Worried that memory may weaken otherwise. Interested in spiritual matters. Avoid silly chatter.