April 7, 2021
I was just diagnosed with very early macular degeneration yesterday. I feel terrified because my 95-year-old dad is totally blind from MD and an old stroke. I’m 71, and so frightened about my future now.
Hi , anew diagnosis can feel very scary but please be assured that you have come to the right place. This community is here to support you through your diagnosis and journey with macular degeneration! If you haven't already done so, I highly suggest reading this great article written by one of our wonderful advocates, on his diagnosis: https://maculardegeneration.net/living/new-diagnosis-amd. This article by is great as well: https://maculardegeneration.net/living/accepting-diagnosis-helping-others. I'm sure they will chime in and provide some responses here as well, but please continue to let us know how you're feeling as the days go on. Wishing you well. - Abby, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member