About mid summer I noticed that the photos that I was taking with my camera weren't sharp and
a lot of them were blurry. So a friend said to stop using it and try my phone. There was a difference
but again things were looking blurry to me. I knew that, according to the insurance company I could only get my eye checked ever two years and glass the same so that wasn't until the first of the year.
So I head in for an eye examine in late January and all I hear is, "You are going blind" stop smoking and you need to change your diet..... what a shocker!! I was handed a flier on Macular Degeneration,
age related or AMD. I knew Glaucoma runs in the family history so we were watching for this. But cateracts aren't in the history.
It wasn't until I went to get my new glasses that I found out how bad my eyes were getting. The sales clerk was so helpful and she saw the flier and started to ask questions. I knew that I had a problem with a hole in the back of one eyeball and there was a darken area from photos taken in 2010. We talked about the Amsler Grid and it must not sunk in why it was important. He also noted a start of a
cateract but it was so small, we would watch it. 2012 I went in and no mention of the Amsler Grid and I was in and out really fast with a slight difference in one eye the other improved, so I got new glasses. One pair for my desk top and one for outside, darker transitions. Happy camper as I breezed through my visit.
This year was a total shock!! If it was known I had AMD then I should have had it noted in my file and it should of been noted more visits, not just every two years, right??? Well now I have another appointment for July as my cateract went from .o5 to a solid 2 in just two years. Again I was told not to smoke!! Are you scratching your head here too??
It wasn't until I started doing research on AMD did I find out what this disease was about. More on this when I finish the last couple books on the subject.
Yes a change in diet was made, no smoking.....more on this later and according to the books one should get a good team of doctors on your side so you don't loose your eye sight. So soon I'll be seening a specialist, lazer doctor whom will probably recomment a rentina specialist.
For those of you getting upward in the years get a Amsler Grid off the net and put it where you can
check it daily.
More will be added soon.