Distortion with Dry AMD - Scarring caused by my having had wet that reverted back to dry
I have dry macular degeneration which has caused me problems with light sensitivity and glare. Three years ago I noticed a slight waviness to lines and went to the eye hospital. I had always been told to go to the hospital if I saw any changes in my vision and the Amsler grid.
The hospital told me that yes there was some distortion and I had done the right thing coming into the hospital and if I saw any changes to always go to the hospital. About four months ago I noticed that door and window frames looked distorted and went back to the hospital and was told again that yes I had distortion but as I had dry AMD there was nothing that could be done.
At my last appointment I was told that my condition had stabilized but I said I didn't think it had. The distortions have got worse, peoples' faces and legs look wonky, every surface looks wonky. I was told that I had scarring and I thought scarring and distortion were signs of wet AMD but after further tests I have been told that there is no treatment for dry AMD. I asked what was the cause of the scarring and was told I had probably had wet that had reverted back to dry and I will get used to the distortions. I am not getting used to it, I don't know how I get used to seeing everything looking wonky. I know that I should be grateful I still have my sight but I get very depressed about this horrible, horrible condition.
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