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Vernon


 

Name
Vernon Tehas

Born
12/21/1940

Home
Livingston, Texas

Diagnosis
Myopic degeneration

Eyes Affected
Right

Eye Color
Brown

Age at Diagnosis
65

Acuity
20/400

Treatment
PDT, Steroids, Lucentis

Prognosis or Current State of Vision
Stable

Family History
None

Impact on My Life
Can't read, drive or do fine work.

Positive Effects
Started a low vision support group.

Adaptations
21 inch flat screen for computer, use Big Shot for screen enlargement, Speak to Text for data entry and Natural Reader for screen reading. Talking Books. White cane for safety. National Federation for the Blind Newspaper reader.

Employment
Retired

More About Me
Was full time RVer for nine years before diagnosis. Now live in Escapees RV community in Texas, but still intend to travel some as soon as current treatment allows (wife drives motorhome).