Vera May Rinehart
March 2, 1938 in Hocomo, MO
Macular (Dystrophy) Degeneration
Age at Diagnosis
left eye: 20/40. right eye: 20/70
Prognosis or Current State of
Blind spots directly below my line of vision. Floaters, these
don't bother me as much as they used to. I can "call" them up if I
want to. I see pretty well close, but faces are blurred if over
about 4 feet away. I have learned to use my peripheral vision
pretty well, especially with faces. If I look at the lower right
jaw, I can pretty well see the whole face. My eyes have been stable
for 5 or 6 years now, and my eye doctor says he thinks they should
stay that way for quite a while yet.
Dad had macular degeneration late in life (mid 80s). Mother had
Impact on My Life
Not awfully great. Can be annoying but, I am able to do most
everything I want to (If I want to bad enough!)
I found this wonderful group of wonderful people. I think I
appreciate what I do see more. I really look to see the beauty in
things and people.
I need good light and contrast. I keep a magnifying glass
My daughter and I own and operate a small weekly newspaper. I use
the computer a lot and get along well. I have the inside track with
my boss (my daughter), and we don't bother each
More About Me
I like to cook and try new recipes. My farmer hubby and I have
been married 44+ years and we get along pretty well also (most of
the time). I love humor and write a column that I try to include
humor in much of the time. I greatly admire everyone on this list.
Now aren't you sorry you asked me all these questions?