Lucky, But Had to Learn

Last updated: February 2022

I was diagnosed with AMD at the age of 61. At 64 my left eye turned wet. I'm so fortunate because I live within 30 minutes of a very good retinal clinic and am getting injections every 5 weeks in that one eye.

Lack of support groups

My only disappointment has been a lack of local resources like support groups. As a result, I've learned pretty much everything I know about AMD through the internet. I'm so grateful for that, but it literally took me two years to stop waking up every morning with a knot in my stomach and worrying about losing my vision.

Adapting to changes

I've been getting injections for three years now, my vision is stable and I can still do all the things I want to do. Brighter lighting and bigger fonts are very helpful, but I'm hanging in there and keep hoping that advances in treatment will keep getting better.
This is my favorite website for learning about AMD, so I look forward to reading everyone's stories.

Thank you for allowing me to tell mine.

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