From perfect eyesight to wet macular degeneration overnight

by Rebecca
(Texarkana TX)

I visited an optometrist in February 2018 and was told my vision was 20/20 in my left eye and 20/40 in my right. She did not detect macular degeneration in either eye, but did detect hystoplasmosis in both eyes.

One morning in late January 2019 I awoke with blurred/wavy vision in my right eye accompanied by a gray spot in the middle.

My optometrist diagnosed dry macular degeneration in my left eye and wet in my right. Having had near perfect eyesight for 71 years, you can imagine my total shock at this news!

I still find it hard to believe this condition was so fast moving. I made an appointment for the next morning with a retina specialist who is treating me with a series of injections. It is what it is, but I am still waiting for someone to explain to me if this is common: to have no symptoms of macular degeneration and 11 months later have not only dry in one eye, but wet in the other.

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