My Biggest Regret
I had seen my ophthalmologist in December and was told that my cataract was indeed ready to be removed. The surgery was scheduled for mid-February. Several weeks before the surgery date I started seeing black and assumed that it was the cataract getting worse. I was anxious to get the cataract removed and to be able to see clearly again.
Still seeing black
Much to my disappointment, I was still seeing black after the removal of the cataract. The next day when I saw the doctor for my post-op appt. I told him that I was seeing black and he seemed puzzled and told me it should be better by the next day. The next day when I walked into my kitchen, the grout lines on my tile floor were all curved.
Doing what I can
I called immediately and got an appt. with the emergency doctor who told me that it was a retina issue and that I had macular degeneration. Since then I’ve seen a retina specialist and have had 3 injections. There is no guarantee that I will regain the vision I have lost and still have the curvy distorted vision in that eye.
Do you feel that you've maintained independence with macular degeneration?