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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About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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