Myopic Macular Degeneration

Last updated: December 2021

I was extremely nearsighted as a child - wore contacts for years. Finally had laser surgery to correct my vision.

Diagnosis

All along, however, my retina was stretched and I was diagnosed with myopic degeneration in my right eye. I had approximately 10 injections over a 2 year period and the bleeding finally stopped. My vision is permanently damaged - I do not drive at night.

Affects of diagnosis

I concentrate on where I put things. I’m nervous about traveling (which I used to do regularly). It has changed my life dramatically & I am struggling with it. I am 67 years old, still working.

Life will never be the same

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