Macular Degeneration

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What symptoms did you experience with macular degeneration? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Laura, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 09

I was diagnosed with AMD (age-related macular degeneration) a few months ago. I have seen an ophthalmologist every year for decades and no one saw anything. I have been taking hydroxychloroquine for 2.5 decades and no one looked for the symptoms that come along with that medicine. My current doctor was shocked. As far as I knew, there was nothing wrong with my eyes except maybe needing stronger reading glasses. After doing research on my own, I realized that there were symptoms. There is a difference between my right and left vision. It has become increasingly harder to work with dark colors. I had to buy a sun light lamp for my sewing and still have trouble with dark fabric. My great grandfather used a magnifying glass in sunlight only in-order to read.

Comment from: Juliana Reyes, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I have cataract, glaucoma and macular degeneration. I see very blurry, therefore objects in front of me, are like shadows. The doctor wants to remove my cataract but it is very small. I am wondering if I should have the surgery since I have already lost the left eye. Some friends advise me not to have the surgery as I might get blind.

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