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My Beginning Journey

My name is Sue. I am 64 this month. My mother went legally blind at 83 from macular degeneration.

Four years ago my eye Dr diagnosed me with this. I never went back to the eye doctor for 4 years. I went to the eye doctor last week and have lost a lot of vision in my right eye. They said I have hard drusen in my right eye. Now they are setting me up with a retina specialist in 3 months. Not really understanding why I have to see a specialist. Anyone familiar with this?

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  • shelby-comito moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @suedo, thanks so much for taking the time to share your story with us! It pains me to hear that your vision loss has progressed, and I commend you for reaching out here for more information and support. Retina specialists focus on the retina and can help diagnose and treat retinal and vitreous disorders and diseases – most have expert experience with retina conditions such as macular degeneration. Here are two articles that break down the difference between different eye doctors that may help – and

    Many in the community here also see a retina specialist and have shared what a difference seeing a specialist can make. I hope others will chime in and share their experience with you. Thank you again for reaching out and please feel free to do so anytime!
    -Shelby, Team Member

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