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Impact of Macular Degeneration

February is Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, and we'd like to create a safe, communal space for anyone experiencing symptoms, newly diagnosed, or caretaking for someone with AMD.

Share with us: How does macular degeneration impact your day-to-day life? If you have AMD, what things bring you joy? What things do you find most difficult?

We look forward to hearing from you!

  1. Having intermediate stage dry AMD has a major impact on my ability to read, watch television, or sew. It also affects my ability to drive. I can no longer drive at night or in large cities. I find joy through my faith in God and nature. I am blessed to live in the beautiful mountains of SE Oklahoma. Sharon Moore Advocate

    1. I was diagnosed with intermediate dry AMD about 4 months ago. I am 40 years old and I find it very depressing. I have 5 children and I want more than anything to see them grow up. I think the biggest impact has been on my emotional well-being. I do notice my sight not being what it once was, but I worry most about the future and what I will miss out on seeing with my children.

      Of course I still find joy in all the blessings of this life and I especially cherish the colors in the sunset, hummingbirds in my yard, or the smiles on my children’s faces.

      1. , I am so sorry that I never responded. I don’t know how I missed this. Thank you for sharing your experience and optimism! 💛

      2. Good for you stopping smoking. As a former smoker I know how difficult that is. Best wishes, Sharon Moore Advocate

    2. I would love to have a friend!

      1. we are all here for each other. Reach out anytime.

    3. Thank you

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