Dealing with Macular Degeneration

Last updated: March 2021

Hi all,

I'm so happy to find people who understand what I've been going through. I've worn glasses for being near-sighted since 5th grade but never had any eye problems other than that until recently & I'm now 79. For a number of years my eye Dr. has been watching me as a dry macular patient which, in the last year has turned to wet. I also have cataracts requiring surgery, but that seems to have been moved to the backburner now.

A lucky break from injections

I had my 1st Avastin shot a year ago but bcuz of the covid virus was delayed for the next 2 months. I'm now back on track even though my eye Dr. has retired in the meantime. After about 6 shots or so w/ him, I've had 2 sessions w/ a new Dr. who has told me that I didn't require them at each of those times. I consider myself as having a lucky break - at least for a while.

Comforting to connect with others

So comforting to see that there are others of you out there dealing with the same problems. I'll include all of you in my prayers bcuz none of us want to lose our vision! So feel for all of you out there who are dealing with even the thought of it!

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