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Distressing Symptom If You Remain Silent
June 03, 2014
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Distressing Symptom If You Remain Silent

This symptom of macular degeneration can be distressing for many people with vision loss, especially if they remain silent and are uninformed of its cause. Such were some of the results that were recently published in the May 13, 2014 issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Those who were unaware of the cause of this symptom, feared that the source of their problem was something more serious, like mental illness or Alzheimer's. Patient's emotional reactions included startling, terrifying and frightening as well as curious and intrigued.

Be Informed

The study reported that those who are informed about this troubling effect of AMD prior to its onset "will have a greater impact on negative outcome."

This symptom is one that my father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration has also experienced. Once he was informed about it, his feelings of anxiety were greatly reduced.

Find out about this symptom and tell others you know who have AMD about it so that they will be less disturbed when it happens to them.



Disturbing Macular Degeneration Symptom

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