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THE MACULAR
DEGENERATION COMMUNITY

Steven


 

Name
Steven White

Born
09/24/1964

Home
Chesapeake, Virginia

Diagnosis
Stargardt disease

Eyes Affected
Both

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
8

Acuity
20/400

Treatment
Humor

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Slight changes as I get older

Family History
None

Impact on My Life
I look at this situation as a gift not a burden. I am an optimist at heart and I look at all the things I can do rather than those things I can not do, and I thank God for them

Positive Effects
When I am told by others that I can not do something, if it is something that I really want to do, I find some way to do it.

Adaptations
CCTV and a magnifier

Working
I am a sixth grade Math teacher at Kempsville Middle School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

More About Me
I am the father of two beautiful children and the husband to the most unbelievable woman. I have a Master's degree in Education from Old Dominion University, and I might work on my Doctorate in the near future.