My first attendance at an eye hospital for my failing eyesight, I was told I had dry in my left eye, but wet in the right. I asked if I was likely to go blind. The response “Oh no, this is as bad as it will get."
Wet AMD diagnosis
Six weeks later I was told I had wet in both eyes. Eyelea injections followed every 6 weeks. There came a time when I was transferred to a more local hospital that had an RTU facility. Because of a mix-up between two local hospitals, there was a gap of 6 months before the next Eyelea injection would be available and it would not affect my vision.
Losing central vision
I was very concerned and asked my GP to contact the hospital to get an earlier date but she said I was wasting her time. Such a comment was a shock. I got the next train to London and told the story to the A&E department and arranged for me to attend an emergency Saturday clinic. On examination, my right eye had not deteriorated and they could give me regular Eyelea injections to hold any deterioration, but I had lost my central vision in the left.
This is a condition that cannot be reversed and this is where the big black blob is. It does happen. If I look at somebody, the face is not recognisable because there is a blob to cover the facial features. If I look only with the right eye it’s ok and I don’t know why the ‘good’ right eye cannot overcome the blob.
A long answer just to mention the big black blob does exist.
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