Name: Suzanne Bassinger
Home: Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Diagnosis: Myopic Wet MD
Eyes Affected: Left
Eye Color: Blue
Age at Diagnosis: 32
Visual Acuity: 20/30 with glasses/contacts.
Treatment: Doctor: wait & see. Self: vitamins, visualizations.
Prognosis or Current State of Vision: All 4 leaks (last one: Feb 99) almost totally resolved themselves within 30 days.
Family History: No known MD.
Impact on My Life: Temporary, as my vision returns to normal each time (so far).
Positive Effects: Appreciate my world more, knowing I may lose the ability to see it at any time. Finding this list: reading about and knowing people who overcome incredibly frightening and frustrating circumstances (losing sight) and go on with productive, positive lives. It is inspiring.
Adaptations: Bigger computer monitor.
Working: Riding & Horsemanship Instructor, Stable Owner, Saddlemaker, and Civil Engineering Consultant (have to do something for money!).
More About Me: Two kids (25 &16 yrs) and husband Charlie. Neither of my children have my terrible eyesight (-14) and I am thankful for that.