Now what? Dry advanced AMD
Four months ago I began to experience eye strain and slightly blurred vision in my left eye. As reading became difficult and night driving getting very difficult, I thought my Lasik correction 10 years ago was starting to change, so I went in.
Diagnosed with Advanced Dry AMD in the left eye. Right eye is 20/20 and the left eye 20/100+1 distorted. Left eye has a permanent gray spot in the center of vision with 5 lines on the grid distorted.
I was told that it was nothing I did wrong and this disease just happens, although it does not run in my family at all. So for the past 5 days, I've started to take Occuvite vitamins and test my eyes on the grid everyday wondering if I'm going to wake up with wet AMD or if the right eye will be affected.
I can imagine my story is not new to folks with AMD. I have to admit, after 5 days, I'm still pretty shaken up over this diagnosis and prognosis.
Thank you Dwight for sharing your story. It is a disturbing diagnosis and full of "unknowns." In addition to taking eye vitamins learn how you can reduce chronic inflammation. Macular degeneration is associated with an inflammatory pathway.
√ Prevention of Macular Degeneration?
√ Tips for Daily Living?
√ Food Suggestions for a Macular Degeneration Diet?
√ Ideas on Visual Aids to Maximize your Sight?
If you said "yes" to any of the above, sign up for the monthly Macular Degeneration News.