Sept. 20, 1924 in Port Washington, Wisconsin
Summit, New Jersey
Left (dry). Right (wet).
Age at Diagnosis
Left eye 20/200. Right eye 20/80.
Laser twice on right eye, vitamins.
Prognosis or Current State of
Had one cataract removed two weeks ago, no improvement. Will have
second one removed the 12th. My vision had decreased and my Retina
Specialist told me it was the cataracts. I have my fingers crossed.
So far, it does not look too promising.
No one that we know of
Impact on My Life
The worst thing that could have happened, happened. I have not
been able to drive for the past 3 years, and that takes your
independence away entirely. I enjoyed reading the newspaper, books
etc., and now read only with a strong magnifier. It hinders me in
many ways, but driving is what I miss the most. (PS I could write a
book on that). Also taking care of the check book. Many times I
don't see all the figures. I have a larger Computer
More About Me
I am lucky to have a husband who doesn't beef about having to take
me everywhere. I was a very active person, but since I don't drive
I am more home bound. Don't play bridge anymore either. I quit
driving on my own. My Doctor said he could not understand why I was
not driving, and I told him, "Because I can't see." The last time I
drove I got very nervous, as it was a shady road, and I was not
sure of myself, so I said "No more". Hate to think of people
driving with little vision.