Age at Diagnosis
20/400 left, 20/200 right.
Hot laser and vitrectomy left eye. Macugen right eye
Prognosis or Current State of
Left eye has been stable for 2 years, but vision is not great. Right eye has had major bleed, which couldn't be treated by PDT, but was able to get in an Macugen Study. Bleeding and blood vessel growth was helped, vision has deteriorated.
Aunt on father's side had MD
Impact on My Life
Changes on a daily basis. I don't like it, but have learned to accept it. I don't enjoy going places like I used to.
More tenderness for people with any disability.
Enlarging computer screen, magnifying glass, lots of sunglasses and reading glasses.
Bacteriologist for 6 months of year for frozen vegetables.
More About Me
I was widowed this year (2005) and, along with MD, has been a tough year. I have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.