You can't control how MD progresses - Diagnosed at 45 Years Old
I am 45 years old and before I turned 40 there was apparently nothing wrong with me. Then that year I noticed that print seemed to be jumping all over the place when I was reading.
I went to an optometrist who diagnosed a lazy eye and prescribed glasses. I noticed they didn't seem to be helping and so I went to a macular degeneration website because my sister was now going out with a bloke whose brother was an ophthamologist and he recommended I try the website and suddenly it all became clear (or fuzzy depending on what I was doing.)
I was also recommended to see an ophhthamologist in my home city and from then I have had fairly regular consultations and injections of Avastin to keep the bleeding more or less under control.
At times it has been very scary. I have a young family and I work full time and there is always the concern sooner or later I will not be able to do some major things like drive or read small print. I am also deaf in one ear and have a thyroid condition.
Sometimes it feels like I am juggling a number of things at once to keep my life stable, not for myself but for my children.
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