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Genetic cause of MD

About three years ago I had genetic testing with 23&me. In addition to ancestry information, I was tested for over 50 conditions with genetic causes.
I was shocked to see that I had genetics from BOTH parents for Wet Macular Degeneration.
Have any of you had genetic testing? Was anything found for Macular Degeneration?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4242505/
I had my second injection of Eylea in the eye with WMD on Tuesday.
This is a very stressful time for me!
Elaine

  1. I hope your second injection went OK. Both my mother and my father have AMD, one dry and one wet, so I really didn't need genetic testing for this, unfortunately. I now have dry AMD. Best wishes with your injection regime. Wendy, Advocate.

    1. How are you feeling since your eye injection? Best, Abby MacularDegeneration.net Team Member

      1. I've had three injections with Eylea since the end of January. I have noticed that the eye with WMD has alot of discharge at night, more than the usual 'sleep'. It is more or less clear, but dries up crusty and crunchy (if that makes sense). All down my cheek on that side I have flakes of dried discharge, so it must happen during the night.


        My eye doesn't hurt, and I just use warm water to dissolve the crustiness in the mornings.


        I do notice now that my vision isn't very 'sharp' especially when it comes to reading. There is sort of fogginess and sometimes some of the letters seem double?


        I have always had very sharp visual acuity,, so this MD is changing my vision, which is to be expected of course.


        I'm taking the supplement capsules twice a day.


        I have my 4th injection on April 23.


        Thanks for asking, Abby.


        Elaine



        1. Since I don’t have wet macular degeneration I haven’t experienced what you are describing. Since a discharge could indicate an infection, I suggest you give your doctor a call about your symptoms. Please keep us updated after you check in with your doctor. Best wishes, Sharon Moore Advocate

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