Went to get what I thought was a need for new glasses - only to find myself redirected to an opthmologist to tell me I have macular degeneration which will require injections into the eye. ( I don't even like putting eye drops in!! ) It appears that there is a connection between high cholesterol, diabetes (which I don't have) , high blood pressure ( which I also don't have) and macular degeneration. I am aware that calcification of heart arteries is related to calcification of veins in eyes - but my macular degeneration seems to be what they call WET degeration caused by a liquid buildup behind the retina. Something like that anyway !!