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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Shree


 

Name
Shree Gokul

Born
25 Oct 1928

Home
Mumbai, India

Diagnosis
ARMD

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
71

Acuity
CF uncertain

Treatment
Laser, PDT, Avastin

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
One eye vision gone, other may be stable

Family History
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.

Positive Effects
Learned too late. But advise all to take care of eyes, protect against sun.

Adaptations
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.

Employment
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.