Wet Macular Degeneration
Right eye: no central vision
Age at Diagnosis
None. 3 specialists determined that my condition was inoperable, irreverseable, permanent.
Prognosis or Current State of
Impact on My Life
Difficulty in dimly lit surroundings. Very little depth perception.
Cannot read or use computer more than 1-2 hours at a time.
Greatly appreciate the vision in my left eye!
Compensate by taking more time to drive in overcast days. Try not to drive at night, if possible Take frequent breaks when reading or using computer.
More About Me
I had no family history of this disease and was healthy otherwise.
I began taking a medication, Celexa, 6/99. By 4/2001, I'd lost my vision in my right eye. I took no other medication. I did file a report with the FDA and Forest Pharmaceuticals. Has anyone else experienced loss of vision while taking this medication?