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Living with Wet and Dry MD

5 years ago I had cataract surgery. A year later, film was detected on my right eye retina. Along with that, something was detected to be wrong with the optic nerve. No treatment was available. Vision is a blur with good peripheral sight.

Wet and dry MD

I have regular checkups. A week ago I was told by the retinal Dr. that I now have wet MD in the right eye and dry MD in the left eye. I started the PreserVision vitamins, and also take 1200 calcium and 5000 D3 (prescribed by one of my other doctors). I will be seeing a new retinal doctor in 6 months, but will also be seeing my regular ophthalmologist next week as I need a stronger lens for my left eye.

Learning more about dry MD

All of my treatment will be for the left eye since nothing can be done for the right eye. I am looking for ways to work with the dry MD and learning more about it.

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  • Andrea Junge moderator
    5 days ago

    Hi, @kathyk! Thank you for sharing this part of your health journey with us! I’m glad to hear that you’re being proactive with the health of your left eye by taking vitamins and see that you’re looking for more information on what else you can do to help this eye be as healthy as possible. Please reach out to us and ask questions, we are so happy you’re here with us and are more than glad to help! Wishing you well moving forward on your health journey. -Andrea, Team Member

  • shelby-comito moderator
    5 days ago

    Hi @kathyk, thank you so much for introducing yourself and sharing your story! Prevention and progression can feel really overwhelming and scary at times, and I’m so grateful you found our community and reached out for more information and support.

    Cora, one of our advocates, is also living with dry AMD in one eye and wet in the other, and I though you might find her articles helpful. You can check them out here:

    We also just published a new article on healthy eye habits that you might find helpful:

    Thanks so much for reaching out and please feel free to do so anytime. This community is here for you!

    Shelby Team Member

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