Just diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration-wet type

by Vicky
(Illinois, U SA)

I am a 34 yr old woman who is pretty healthy. One month ago I began to notice that all straight lines appeared wavy out of my right eye. I went to a ophthalmologist who diagnosed me with bilateral posterior vitreous humor detachment but sent me to an retina specialist for a second opinion.


Then, I got diagnosed with wet type myopic macular degeneration. I've had one set of injections in both eyes and will go back monthly for now. He used Eylea.

I am very afraid. I just want to be able to work in the career I love, and stay independent. I would truly appreciate any input from people with similar stories.

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Oct 03, 2015
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Response from blue eyes
by: SHaron

Hi,

I do not have wet Macular Degeneration, I have dry.
I am older, 60. Nevertheless, I have concerns and fears as to how quickly my condition will change.

I recently joined a closed group on FB called Macular Degeneration Community. There is an amazing amount of support and knowledge you can obtain from this group. Especially for wet.

Often I read discussions about injections and the three different kinds of solutions used to treat the wet kind.

My humble advice to you.....research.....lots of possible means in the near future coming your way. Join groups and reach out. Ask questions. Find a doctor you trust. Breathe.

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