Share Your Macular Degeneration Prognosis

Tell us about your progression of macular degeneration.

Many readers are interested in how macular degeneration progresses. It is different for everybody and different for each eye. Share with others what your experience has been. Tell us when you were first diagnosed, if you have wet or dry macular degeneration, what treatment you used and then describe what loss of vision you have experienced.

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Grateful for Macular Degeneration Detection and Treatment 
I am 76 years old, and ten or so years ago I was diagnosed with bilateral AMD, which remained stable until this past summer. While traveling in Italy, …

Grateful for detection and treatment 
I am 76 years old, and ten or so years ago was diagnosed with bilateral AMD, which remained stable until this past summer. While traveling in Italy, …

Slowing my Macular Degeneration 
Almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed with wet macular degeneration & was immediately started on the injections for this condition. For the first 18 months …

My Journey with Dry and Wet AMD 
Today I am 68. At age 43 my annual eye exam revealed the start of macular degeneration. I didn’t think much about it then and took the Ocuvite vitamins …

Black spots in my vision? 
Hello to all! My name is Duke. I'm 71 years old. About 5 years ago I started seeing dark spots in my vision, it started showing up mostly at night either …

Macular Degeneration and Me 
I had dry macular for about five years when it turned wet suddenly. My husband was ill with cancer at the time and I often wonder if stress helped it along. …

Sunglasses?  
68 years old, just diagnosed with dry AMD recently. I have slightly high blood pressure, controlled by medication, but it moves up and down a bit. I …

Confused About Recent Diagnosis of Dry AMD 
A month ago I visited my eye center to renew my prescription of contact lenses as I do each year. During this visit I always have the Optometrist take …

Been Lucky So Far 
I am a 70 year old male in great health. I was diagnosed with macular degeneration when I was 62. Dry in left eye and wet in right. Immediately began taking …

Silicon floaters in my eye after avastin injection for wet amd 
I have had dry amd for probably 10 years or more. I am 76. Last year, my left eye developed wet AMD. I have been treated with injections of Avastin …

Have drusen, possible MD in left eye 
Opthalmologist saw scattered small drusen in at least one eye, possibly both. (As I use cochlear implants and the doctor is soft spoken, it was difficult …

Diagnosed with dry AMD two years ago 
At 67 I went for my annual routine eye exam. I have always been vey nearsighted since childhood, but up to that point I had not experienced any symptoms …

43 & Angry 
About a month ago I noticed vision changes in my right eye. Wavy lines, distortion, colors appear a little darker, and the size of objects look a little …

My Journey with Macular Degeneration 
After my second cataract was removed, again, I could not see any better than I could before the first one had been removed. I finally got up the courage …

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 …

27 yrs old with macular degeneration 
I am only 27 yrs old and the week of my daughters 2nd birthday I had a huge headache. I didn't think anything of it, I thought maybe it was stress from …

My blue eyes and Dry Macular Degeneration  
I am a 59-years old woman, a retired nurse, a wife, a mother and grandmother who was recently diagnosed with early bilateral Dry Macular Degeneration. …

No Surrender 
Diagnosed 3 years ago with the dry form of macular degeneration. Vison has changed somewhat since then. First in the left eye, then more recently in the …

Dry AMD in 40 Year Olds 
I was diagnosed with Dry AMD in February 2011. I have it in both eyes and it has progressed from a few small drusen to extensive drusen in 1 1/2 years. …

My Problem with Macular Degeneration Vitamins 
I was diagnosed with dry macular degeneration in one eye two months ago. The doctor told me to take Centrum Vision and come back in six months. I tried …

Juvenile Macular Degeneration - Stargardt's and Macular Dystrophy  
I have had an interesting journey. At age sixteen I was seen by my local eye doctor. I was not informed about my diagnosis but he did tell my parents …

A Macular Degeneration Adventure 
I was diagnosed with dry macular degeneration in 2004. Not that the eye consultant bothered to tell me what my condition was, but I later found out from …

An Illustrator, Librarian, Author and CPA Share Their Macular Degeneration Stories 
I began to think there was something wrong with my glasses, but a new prescription didn't help. Eventually, I went from a good optometrist who sent me …

My Future with Macular Degeneration and Modern Technology 
My dads genes...so many memories of what is to come. Each day, now 10 yrs from diagnosis, presents new challenges, and down times too. One eye is no …

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From Dry to Wet Macular Degeneration - Personal Stories 
I wish someone had told me about their experience with wet AMD when I was diagnosed. Having no guidance can be scary. This is my personal story with dry, …

Cataract Surgery and Macular Degeneration 
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with Wet AMD. I was having cataracts removed at the time. I went to see a retina specialist and he said I had bleeding …

Dry Macular Degeneration - Progression and Problems 
My mother had dry macular degeneration in her late 70's. Apparently, my grandfather had it also but it was not something that had a name in the little …

Macular Degeneration Makes Me Depressed 
I was diagnosed with macular degeneration about two years ago, was given the chart to keep track of the progress, and to take PreserVision, one tablet …

Marja with Wet AMD in one eye... 
11.5.2015 A week ago I went to see my regular eye doctor. I had seen curvy lines and weaker overall eye sight. The doctor said it was dry eyes, but …

Shots are not working. 
I am 68 and have been diagnosed with macular degeneration about 3 1/2 years ago. The doctor says I am too young to have it this bad. I have one wet …

Macular Degeneration Injections -Stories by Patients 
Dry macular degeneration was detected in March 2007 in my right eye only. While the right eye was still dry, wet macular degeneration was detected in my …

My Journey with Wet Macular Degeneration 
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 …

Wet Macular Degeneration - From Diagnosis to Prognosis 
Three months ago I woke up with blurry vision in my right eye. It took 3 weeks to get an appt. with my eye doctor. He then wanted me to put drops in …

First one wet macular degeneration and one dry; then both wet Not rated yet
As a 65 year old male, tall and thin, I was struggling to see my detailed work of electronics. At a visit to the optometrist she told me that she could …

Wet Macular Degeneration and Me Not rated yet
I was first diagnosed several years back, left eye only, at the Glaucoma Clinic. The following day I was at the Macular Clinic for scans etc. where it …

Ten Years With Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
I first realized something was wrong on the tennis court. I hadn't played recently, and I had trouble seeing where the ball was landing. After playing …

Sight on Alert Not rated yet
I was 59 years old when I was first diagnosed with wet AMD in both eyes. No family history, not a smoker, not obese. I began receiving monthly shots for …

Travelling along with AMD Not rated yet
I started with AMD about 10 years ago. First of all it was dry, but know in March it suddenly turned wet. While it was dry I was prescribed a special vitamin …

My journey with wet AMD Not rated yet
Four years ago I was using my computer and the words got wavy. I just figured the computer was getting ready to break, so I thought nothing of it. …

My initial experiences Not rated yet
When I was on a trip abroad, I walked quite fast as usual. But I was shocked when I tripped over such an obvious curb and fell down. I also observed that …

Traveling from dry to wet AMD Not rated yet
3 days fter I had my cataract out in left eye I experienced a Central Retinal Vision Occlusion with Macular swelling. My retinal specialist then advised …

My Journey with Wet & Dry Macular Degeneration in Australia Not rated yet
My mother and her sisters went legally blind with the last one's eye specialist saying we had hereditary form. In 2000 as part of a Eye and Ear research …

From perfect eyesight to wet macular degeneration overnight Not rated yet
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 …

Sudden Onset Wet AMD Not rated yet
I am a male, 73 years old with no previous AMD sypmtoms, in fact, over the past year my vision has improved. At Christmas, 2018, my left eye vision deteriorated …

Never will give up. Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with dry macular degeneration about ten years ago. All the doctor said was that I had it and that I should take vitamins for my eyes. …

Just diagnosed with dry macular degeneration Not rated yet
I have just been diagnosed with the dry type of macular degeneration, both eyes. I am very scared. My optometrist told me very little. At my pushing …

Macular Scarring?  Not rated yet
Hello - I write here for my 92 yr old mother. She’s had AMD since she was 50 yrs old. Her eyesight took a turn for the worst recently when she was diagnosed …

During the Storm a Rainbow Not rated yet
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The Double Whammy! Not rated yet
I have not officially been diagnosed with this disease yet, but my 89 yr. old mother has it very severely, (for the past 20 yrs or so) as have each of …

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Wet Macular Degeneration - As Told By Patients Not rated yet
I had a sudden orange patch in my right eye in September 2010. I waited over a week before I called my husband's eye doctor. After examining me, and …

Macular Degeneration - Adult Children's Perspective Not rated yet
My mother was 72 when she first experienced the horror of age related macular degeneration (AMD). At that time, about 15, years ago, treatments involved …

Wet AMD - Stories by patients Not rated yet
I have always been short sighted and 3 years ago had cataract operations in both eyes. I was so happy that for the first time in nearly 60 years I …

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