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Macular Degeneration

Almost 2 years ago I noticed a bright light in my right eye. I went to my eye doctor, he realized there was bleeding behind my retina, and he sent me to a specialist. He told me I had macular degeneration, and it’s the wet kind – harder to treat and is found in black folks, Asians and Indians. I am 71, and a mixture of black and Indian.

He gave me a chart and explained how to use it. If I think the situation is getting worse, I should come back and see him. In the meantime take PreserVision and fish oil. I did my first eye on the 28th of October, after two years of research and four doctors, my right eye will be done on November 25th, I was afraid, cautious and paranoid. I do feel hopeful and the procedure was not as daunting as I anticipated.

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  • Andrea Junge moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this part of your journey with us, @cyndylou. It sounds like you have been through a lot and are being proactive about maintaining the health of your eyes. Have you found the Amsler Grid helpful in seeing any vision changes? I’m happy to hear that you’ve found some ‘right for you’ vitamins, as I take many of the same things you are taking (minus zinc). I am so happy to hear that your first injection went well for you, that first one is always so scary, not knowing what to expect. I’m hoping the injection for your right eye is just as successful and that good news follows it for you. Please know that you are not alone in this. We are so happy that you’ve found our amazing community and that you have shared with us. Please keep in touch and let us know how things go at the end of the month. Also, if you have any questions along the way, please feel free to reach out. Wishing you well along your health journey, Friend. -Andrea, Team Member

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