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Hi, my name is DavidGoldstein! I have congenital glaucoma and am near-sighted

DavidGoldstein Community member Posts: 4 Listener
edited January 2022 in Sensory impairments
Hi, I am David, I was born in late 1964 with congenital glaucoma. I am also near-sighted. Quite frankly, that combination sucks. I have had 17 operations on my eyes – including a couple of trabeculectomies, an endothelial transplant, and cataract extraction. Most of the operations were done when I was an infant and toddler, though I’ve had four since 4 December 2008. My left eye is the “good” one. For about 15 years I was able to read the 20/60 line on the eye chart (you know, the DAO6 line.) My right eye was never that great. The best I could do with it was see the 20/400 line – the big E.


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