49 Year Old with New Diagnosis of Wet Macular Degneration
In March 2015 I suddenly noticed straight lines appeared wavy. I made an appointment with my optometrist with the first available appointment 4 days later. He thought I had central serous retinopathy.
I then contacted my physician who sent me to a retina specialist. I was shocked to have been given the diagnosis of wet macular degeneration in my right eye, but my left eye was completely normal. I have no family history, I am healthy, almost a complete vegetarian, exercise regularly and have none of the risk factors except for being blue eyed.
The retina specialist said I was lucky that I saw him when I did. He said I barely had any leak at all and that the Avastin injection could stave off further vision loss. He was optimistic that if I received injections I could see clearly into my old age. I hope this is true.
He called my case "idiopathic" rather than age related macular degeneration.So far I have received 2 injections and my vision has improved slightly.
My vision in that eye is probably 20/30 at this time. I still see wavy lines, but hope that will improve as well. In the mean time I want to live my life without the constant fear of thinking about losing my eye sight. My doctor is very optimistic so I am trying so hard to be optimistic as well.
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