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I worry a lot about how I’m going to apply makeup and silly things like pluck gray hairs! I don’t have answers to all of these ‘silly’ but not so silly things…but know you’re not alone! I guess we ask our support system for help. -Andrea, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member
Andrea Junge replied to the topic Everyday things that are more difficult because of eye disease… in the forum General Discussions 16 hours, 7 minutes ago
Never just a quick pack up and go situation, that’s for sure! The kids and I are in Ohio visiting some friends! -Andrea, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member
shelby-comito replied to the topic Everyday things that are more difficult because of eye disease… in the forum General Discussions 3 days, 10 hours ago
Ugh, that’s a LOT to remember!! I’m sure many others here can relate, too. Thank you for sharing! Where are you headed on your summer trip!? – Shelby, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member
Everybody who is wet has been dry before and when he is treated with intravitreal injections injections he is dry again. The dry AMD is the basis which runs parralel and proceedes, only from time to time you get wet and are treated. In former times the wet form was the final catastrophy. Thanks Lucentis and Eylea now you have the chance to be dry…
Andrea Junge started the topic Everyday things that are more difficult because of eye disease… in the forum General Discussions 4 days, 4 hours ago
I’m packing up my family for a summer trip and just thinking about how much ‘eye stuff’ I have packed. Here’s my checklist: Glasses and case, contacts, backup contacts (because you know, if something is gonna happen to them it will most likely be on vacation), contact case, contact solution for putting contacts in, contact solution (the bubbly…
I feel pretty mortified every time I can’t read the menu from the wall of a fast food restaurant and have to say something like, “Sorry, I can’t read that.” Or, even when I have to get all the way out of my car to read the menu from the drive through when I’m a passenger. That has to look ridiculous, but over the years I’ve just gotten used to it.…
Thank you for the suggestion, @maryann! It’s much appreciated. -Andrea, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member
I have had dry AMD in both eyes for a long time, with one eye advancing to wet. I still have the dry AMD in the centre of my vision as well as the leaky blood vessels of the wet. So in my opinion, I have both wet and dry in the same eye. Heres a link that you might find interesting: https://maculardegeneration.net/amd-stages/.
I hope this helps,…
Restasis is the only one that helps me
Share any embarrassing moments you may have had because of low vision. For example, getting into the wrong car, using the wrong ingredients, etc.
The way my retina specialist explains it to me as well is that injections are given to wet AMD patients. I have Myopic Macular Degeneration, MMD (technically dry), but he also says that patients with MMD very rarely go ‘wet’ and don’t typically need injections. But, I just saw on our awesome facebook page that someone was recently diagnosed with…