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Myopic Macular Degeneration Diagnosis

Hi everyone,

I'm 41 years old and have been diagnosed a month ago with dry myopic macular degeneration in both eyes. One eye already showing symptoms (wavy lines on the Amsler grid and slight facial distortion when looking at people) while the other eye still functions even though the specialist said there is more drusen damage on the unsymptomatic eye.

Not been handling things well psychologically

To make things worse, I have initial stage cataracts in both eyes. The advice was to wait as long as you possibly can before you decide for the cataract surgery. And go live your life. I've not been handling things well at all psychologically, I feel there is no point in anything I do even though I have a supportive husband and a small child who both mean everything to me. Every time I feel things might just with out and be stable at least for a short timeframe, I think of the cataracts as a ticking time bomb.

Seeking information and words of advice

Is there anyone here who'd be willing to share information or words of advice? I got nothing from my Dr other than that everyone's case is different. Which I realize is probably correct.

I've read many posts on this forum over the past few days, I laughed and cried while reading them. I want to say that I admire everyone's perseverance and the support you give each other.

Thank you for any comments you will share with me.

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