Progressive Macular Degeneration

Last updated: April 2022

It began several years ago with dry macular degeneraiton in my left eye. Eventually, it became wet. Then in my right eye the same thing happened. After about 5 years of injections in the left eye, I lost vision.

Switching doctors

By this time, my right eye was having injections every 4-5 weeks. I also have a cataract in my right eye that is worsening. My doctor first told me it was too risky to have surgery on it, and later told me I could have it done. I have not done it though. I have had the same doctor for years, but decided to change, just recently I began treatment with the doctor.

Failing eye sight and grief

I am 85, diabetic, (type 2), and am on 12 units of Lantus. I also have sick sinus syndrome and have had a pacemaker for 10 years. I have sorrow off and on because of the reality of my failing right eye situation. My husband died almost 3 years ago, so I know some of my grief comes from that.

I am told that it would not help me to have an upgrade of my glasses in strength.

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