Oct 22, 1924
Wet Macular Degeneration
I have had MD in my left eye for four years. Twelve months ago,
due to advanced degeneration, reducing the visual acuity to 6/36.
Since then, due to further hemorrhages, I have lost all central
Age at Diagnosis
Only peripheral vision in left eye.
I have had two steroid needles in the left eye, Dec 1999 and 2000.
Have had hemorrhages behind the eye, ruling out Photo Dynamic
Therapy. My pressure has been 26 and 28 in bad eye. Last year I had
a laser hole in both eyes for drainage, but no change in elevated
pressure. I am taking blueberry tablets (5000mg), one a night,
grape seed (12000), and green tea, one a night. Also, Bio Zinc
Blackmores Synergistic mineral formula (100mg every second night),
spinach every night, and fresh blueberries of a morning.
No record of MD
Impact on My Life
Hoping it will not effect my good eye. My hobby has been tapestry,
and I have completed many. Sadly, I now find it almost impossible,
but I still try!
I am making the most of each day and, as I am a Catholic, I have
faith in the good Lord.
Using a luminated magnifying glass to make reading easier, putting
all correspondence into Word, and engaging 14 fonts.
After the years devoting my time to bringing up a wonderful
family, now I devote my time to our needs.
More About Me
I have been married for fifty-seven years to a wonderful caring
husband who is very supportive. I have two married daughters in
Tasmania whom I wrote a letter to each week. Now I use the
computer. My daughters haveÊ four children between them, we
have kept the bond going with 25 trips to Tasmania. We also have a
unmarried son in Sydney. S O S are there any magic herbs or
treatment around? Grateful thanks.