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Name: Tom Talley

Born: 1924

Home: FL Forest Hills, NY

Diagnosis: Wet MD

Eyes Affected: Both

Eye Color: Blue

Age at Diagnosis: 69

Visual Acuity: 20/200

Treatment: Vitamins .

Prognosis or Current State of Vision: Legally blind, but good, if dim, periferal vision.

Family History: None that we are aware of.

Impact on My Life: As a scholar involved in research, fairly devastating.

Positive Effects: Well, I'm not as busy.

Adaptations: 21 inch monitor, screen magnification, speech synthesis, MagniCam, etc.

Working: No, I retired four years before diagnosis.

More About Me: Grateful to be active and contented at my age.