Inherited Macular at age 35
I went to my eye dr. For a check up at age 35 (I honestly can’t remember the last time I went) Anyway they were surprised to find that I had macular degeneration at such a young age.
They asked if anyone in my family had it. I said not that I know of, at the time it was just glaucoma that ran on my moms side. So they sent me off with eye vitamins (to prevent it from progressing).
Not too much later my dad had come for dinner. I noticed how he had to hold things away from his face to read (and still struggling). I asked him if he has ever had macular degeneration.
He told me , he had not been to the eye doctor in 20 years! I then told him what my eye doctor said, and encouraged him to go. Well about a year later he passed away(not from macular). He was a depressed alcoholic, and it killed him😞 After going through his house, I did find a referral from an eye doctor saying he had macular degeneration.
So he did end up going. It's just a rare case that i should find out I have it before my father finds out he has it😩 Anyway I have an appointment tomorrow, I’m sure it’s progressed, as I have not been taking the vitamins. (I am 40 years old now).
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