My husband also has wet macular degeneration and has been taking the shots for 5 years now. The bleed has stopped but he gets cysts if he goes too long without the shot. 21 years ago he got a bleed in his right eye and the only cure for it was to lazar the eye and that destroyed the retina so he has no central vision in his right eye. Thank goodness when the bleed came to his left eye they had discovered the shots and that is saving the vision in his left eye. No he has exfoliating cataracts and that is clogging up the drainage system in the eye so the pressure is too high to have the shots and he for the first time has to take dopes to try and unclog the drains. I read your blog and found it very useful and thank you for sharing your experience with us.
The Blind Voice of Cathy-Alice Koyanagi
My glaucoma doctor, Dr. Kishore, did a visual screening test on me and …I failed. The only light I saw was in the lower tip of the right quadrant of my field. Of course, being the always wanting to please others, I said, “I can take the test again and try to do better”. Seriously, no matter how many times I take that test, it is not going to CHANGE!
The pressure is always a concern, and with the injections it fluctuates due to the increase of fluid into the eye ball. So I am damned if I do, damned if I don’t get the injections. The injections are done my retina doctor, Dr. Fortun, and they are to decrease the bleeding in the eye. Both of these conditions can and will eventually blind my right eye. The trick is to prolong it from happening as long as we…
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