46 and diagnosed wet and dry
Just before my 46th birthday this past month I decided to get my eyes examined by my optometrist. My readers were not doing the job and I was having some distorted vision.
My Optometrist asked me if I had any family history of Macular Degeneration? At that moment I had no idea, but after a phone call I learned my Grandmother had it (diagnosed in her late 60'S). I didn't know anything about this eye disease. My Optometrist said not to worry, and sent me to the Ophthalmologist the following week.
They did some more testing which determined I had Wet Macular in my left eye and Dry Macular in my right. I was told to start taking the ARED's II vitamins and wear good sunglasses, I have done both. I do not smoke, I exercise regularly, and eat good. The only risk factor I have is my Grandmother and being a woman with light colored eyes. I have been researching everything I can find about MD. I see a Retina Specialist in 10 days for my first injection, which I am a bit nervous about.
I am not sure what to expect and how fast this is going to progress...I know everyone is different. I am just really scared knowing that I am really young to be diagnosed with this. Not sure what I should be doing to prepare for my future and my families future.
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