I was born with small eyes and cataracts. I was completely blind for a few months. My left eye had glaucoma when I was born, and is totally blind. My right eye developed glaucoma when I was 3 years old.
Having glaucoma means I have had several eye surgeries, and I have an Exam Under Anesthesia about twice a year. I use eye drops every morning and night, and lots of eye pressure checks.
In all other ways, I am living a typical life. I like listening to pop music, hanging out with my friends, reading, writing both fiction and non-fiction, doing crafts like origami and duct tape art, and playing with my cat. After school, I am very busy with activities including karate, chess, drama, pottery, and Model UN.
I love trying new things and my glaucoma will never hold me back!