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I Have Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Macular Degeneration. You're not alone. 47 People

    My 7 Year Old Daughter Has Been Diagnosed With Wet Macular Degeneration

    My 7 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration.  The retina specialist said our only treatment option would be the injections.  Her other eye is perfect, and suggested we only use the injections if we feel we really need to. If anyone has...
    amberdavis80 amberdavis80 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    I Had Macular Degeneration

    I was diagnosed with MD by my eye doctor, He told me there was no cure.I heard about frequency generators, So I gave it a shot.Used it for two weeks, came back about 2 months later, he told me I was cured.Im not a doctor so cant say this will work for everyone, but its worh a...
    fred34 fred34 56-60, M 5 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Legally Blind

    I had the worst time figuring out that what I had was macular degeneration. After all I was 11 years old. All of the eye doctors I went to told me I was pretending that I can't see to get attention. Until I went to a Dr. In Texas who looked in my eye with what looked like an...
    aliiwl aliiwl 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Research Into The Experience Of Living With Macular Degeneration

    Hello, My name is Amy Burton and I am a researcher at Aston University (http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/archa/researchers/amy-burton/). I am interested in the experience of living with age related macular degeneration, in particular with a view to...
    AstonResearcher AstonResearcher 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    I just found out that I have macular deg.

    Total BUMMER!!!! I use my eyes a whole lot, artist, READER, researcher. After crying abt. it, went to my Acupuncture Bible, and found that there is some hope for me to treat myself. I am a chiropractor, trained in Acupuncture, and my case does seem related to my very weak...
    rosehunter rosehunter 70+, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Macular Degeneration

    I have dry Macular Degeneration in my right eye at the moment left eye ok. My main problem is the light on the T.V screen bothers me and i wear sunglasses to watch it. I have problems reading at night but manage better now i have a Kindle book reader. I put a light on it when...
    Scenic Scenic 61-65, F Nov 21, 2012

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    Amd Now What??????

    I discorvered that I have macular degeration this year around April. I am 55 years old and a mother of a 16 year old and a 12 year old. I wonder how everyone copes with this. I know that I look normal to everyone and can get what I need in a store with out help most of the time...
    sandi55 sandi55 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    New Macular Degenerative Prevention Available In Tozal!

    In May of this year I was driving in my car and heard a commercial for Global Wellness Group.  I was looking for a company to work for where I could make my own hours and build a business that I could be proud of.  I went to one of their meetings and met Robin Friedman...
    JPerlman JPerlman 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2010

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    New Jersey And Seniors With Macular Degeneration

     i have wet macular degeneration.yesterdayi went to take astate sponsored boating test nj..the light was very poor at 8.45 pm i told the test examiner i was having   trouble reading the test he him self could not read my drivers license because of the poor light..he had  no...
    lilguys2 lilguys2 70+ Jul 13, 2011

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    Macular Degenerastion

    its not nice haveing this eye disease and reading about a child who has it is heartbreaking i was 34 when i first got it 36 now 2 years on 5 injections later blind spots life aint quite the same anymore
    clare88 clare88 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    No More Shots??

    I am Francis. 80. Left eye was diagnosed as dry in 1985. No problems until 2010 when right eye went wet. I saw some weird things for 6 months before seeing a retina specialist. After diagnosis of wet in right but not in left I was very frightened. DR started lucentis shots...
    rhonda5432 rhonda5432 70+ 2 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    Macular Degeration

    Is it possible to have a macular degeration injection without experiencing temporary blindness followed by a bloody eye for a few days afterward?
    boguts boguts 70+ Nov 5, 2013

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    Stem Cell Treatment For Macular Degeneration

    MD Stem Cells announces availability of Stem Cell treatments for macular degeneration in the United States. MD Stem Cells- www.mdstemcells- is pleased to announce the availability of adult stem cell treatments in the United States, now being provided by a board certified...
    slmd slmd 56-60, M Sep 26, 2012

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    What Have I Got, Doc?

    "You've got macular degeneration, my son". Well, at least it's only the dry form in my case, and seems to be taking a long time to bite me. I don't know how far the degeneration is going to go, but I'm doing all I can to adjust to it as time goes on.
    batfromhell batfromhell 56-60 3 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Suspect This Is The Beginning Of Amd

    I knew I had a problem several years ago when my othomologist sent me to the Retina specialists because of my "torturous" veins .. a sign of diabetes and wet MD .. the Retina Doc dilated my eyes and took more photos. Said that no I didn't have Wet MD .. but I indeed have the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I was wondering if anyone in the US knows of a great POTS clinic. I tried the mayo clinic program and it didn't help. I need a clinic that can help with my muscle degeneration...
    POTSforever POTSforever 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I have had POTS since the last two months of my eighth grade year. It took until December for my illness to finally be diagnosed as POTS. But even though I had a diagnoses I still...
    POTSforever POTSforever 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Do any of you have terrible memory loss/brain fog, severe muscle degeneration, feel extremely weak?
    POTSforever POTSforever 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    We had been discussing the possibility of separating for about 4 months. Things were becoming strained between us. We were growing distant and I kept trying so hard to bridge the...
    Navylove19 Navylove19 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    When I was about 16 years old I ran away from home, I could not take the physical abuse anymore. Unfortunately a cop found me and returned me to my abusive home, once we were away...
    nephthysbaby nephthysbaby 22-25, F 43 mins ago

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    Ghana, West Africa had held my heart since the day i stepped foot on their soil. Its so hard to put into words how much of an impact going to an African country will have on your...
    amandakleveland amandakleveland 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm not good enough never have been and never will be I wish people understood how bad im struggling right now going out tonight to a bar with friends sucks enough since I don't...
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm sitting here wondering what if done to deserve this,If in a relationship I'm faithful,if needed I'm there,if I have it it's yours,I'm so nice even when I'm down, I try so hard...
    mommywithdecisions mommywithdecisions 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Anxiety disorder has ruined so many things in my life, and sucked the joy out of things and people I used to love. I had a psychologist I used to see, but I haven't gone in...
    jonicole jonicole 18-21, F 50 mins ago

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    I really want to have this experience
    goonteam goonteam 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    Super unhappy with my life. I've been lacking motivation to make any good changes. It feels like every decision I've ever made was a bad one. I obviously lack the ability to make...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I always end up attracting men with many similarities....I guess you could say they're my "type". We all have one. What is your "type"?
    Mollydolly25 Mollydolly25 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    i have to go to a new school in September and im worried now tht because my body looks a lot older thn i am ill get a lot of teasing or bullying from other girls. it didn't bother...
    saradancer saradancer 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I don't know whether dreams are just a mish-mash of stuff your sub-conscious dredges up when you sleep, or whether they actually mean something. There are so many books explaining...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Would you still love me if I went crazy? If I wasn't me but just a bugged out person that's literally lost their mind, would you take care of me? **** that go through head, don't...
    Sdm2987 Sdm2987 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Actually just got out of one last night.. Pretty proud of myself, he's been blowing up my phone & I haven't been giving him the time of day, now all I gotta do is have these...
    aaaxaaa aaaxaaa 18-21, F 23 Responses Jun 25

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    Over the past year or so my sleeping has gotten worse and worse. I don't have a nighttime job or a daytime job. I'm just a student in college and enjoy writing and music. I need to...
    EsotericEnigma08 EsotericEnigma08 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    My friend died of cancer almost 2 years ago. I told everyone that we were a lot closer than we actually were, because they would have judged me for being so upset about it. When we...
    hannahanon hannahanon 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Ladies and Gents Please be patient with me. No need to get upset if I don't respond right away. I'm no superhuman. I work just like everyone else. I receive like a hundred messages...
    SweetestGirl89 SweetestGirl89 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Five months ago, my father was diagnosed with Leukemia. The doctor told him that if he hadn't come into the hospital then we would had lost him within 38 days. My father has always...
    Untamablespark Untamablespark 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    Well I say that because I seem to be putting a lot more effort for the relationship to work and they don't seem to be doing that. The girl that I am technically with right now does...
    beachboy14u beachboy14u 18-21, T Jun 25

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    This will be the fifth night I haven't slept. For awhile I was sleeping okay... But now I only get like 3-5 hrs of sleep and if I am lucky enough to even get those hours of bliss I...
    laultman78 laultman78 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I have frequent dreams where I am both pursuing someone or something and being pursued at the same time. the scenery changes from being empty city streets to empty buildings to...
    CrushedCrusader CrushedCrusader 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Until about the last decade it wasn't common knowledge that this was possible without massive expense. With the arrival of the internet, this information became available and I've...
    Gerblitz Gerblitz 70+, M Jun 25

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    I always talk to myself because I wonder " am I always going to get rejected by anymore boys?" Because I have been rejected by 2 in 4th grade but I hope this doesn't happen to me...
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    I have had 5 miscarriages over the past 2 years but my boyfriend does not want to ttc. We are not using any prevantive measures such as condoms or hormonal birth control as we have...
    amore1993 amore1993 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    It has prevented me from doing alot of things. I have gotten multiple jobs and after the first day of training, I usually quit because I get overwhelmed, nervous and doubt myself...
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I have a major crush and I don't know what to do I just need someone to vent to
    immeandonlyme immeandonlyme 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Like many other gainers, I have always dreamed of being overweight/obese, maybe not immobile, but I would love to have my belly hang past my waist. However, my true dream is to...
    biggerideas biggerideas 16-17, M Jun 25

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    Best news I have ever heard all day/month!!! My boo only got a $200 fine in court today & he "Might" be out in the next 3 days!! find out Friday... Fingers crossed & everything...
    LillyJean13 LillyJean13 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Oh gosh this health issue is......a sneaky one! It hides we'll! I just had my second surgery last august which means I will be having another one sooner than later. They removed...
    PinkUnicorn26 PinkUnicorn26 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I still love my ex that I haven't been with for 7 months, I don't know how to move on, I try I just can't .. I remember him:(
    chelsean16 chelsean16 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I am single. I haven't dated in three years because of a break up that felt more like a divorce. It's hard for me to fall in love and even harder to get over it. I guess I am one...