I had both parents with dry macular degeneration that never really progressed. My father lived until he was 96, and my mother 108!
Diagnosed with dry AMD
I was diagnosed with the dry form of macular degeneration about ten years ago, but wasn't really overly concerned due to my parents' history. I did use Macuhealth vitamins and looked infrequently at the Amsler grid.
Progessed to intermediate & advanced dry
Last February I noticed distorted vision in my right vision while on vacation. My optometrist found a retinal specialist for me to see. He did tests and told me I still have dry form in both eyes; advanced in the right and intermediate in the left.
Frightened of progression
I now take Preservision + vitamins plus other supplements. I feel upset that I didn't take my diagnosis 10 years ago more seriously, but don't if there is anything I could have done differently. I am now very frightened that my right eye will deteriorate further to the wet form and that my left eye will lose vision as well.
Does macular degeneration affect your mental health?