My Journey with Wet Macular Degeneration

by Charlene
(Avon Park, Florida)

I was around 58 when I woke up one morning and couldn’t see out of my left eye. I went to the eye doctor who stated that I had wet macular degeneration in the left eye and dry macular degeneration in the right. I started getting injections every 2 weeks.

I am now 68 and have been getting injections every month. I had cataracts removed beginning of the year and it helped for awhile. My right eye with the dry AMD has calcium buildup, which needs to be scraped sometimes and I have severe dry eyes for which I take drops.

I’ve really been thinking of stopping my injections. It has just been going on for so long and it takes me over 3 days to get over it. What does anyone think, I would really appreciate some help to figure this out.

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Jun 29, 2019
Why so many eye injections?
by: Arun Mukhrjee

I have not had an injection for over three years. My doctor only gives injection if the scan tells her that the VEG-F in the eye has increased and is effecting the vision. I am surprised that you get injections so frequently.

In order to prevent VEG, I have stopped consuming dairy as dairy has growth hormones. I have also increased my consumption of green leafy vegetables.

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