I am 56 and was diagnosed with dry AMD in both eyes and wet AMD in left eye. Seems I am very young to have this -
Should I be referred to our University Hospital, as I have read in the Macular Society leaflet "MD in Working Age" that this may be helpful?
I was investigated by an Ophthalmology eye specialist Consultant with specialist equipment at our local Primary Care Hospital, but as they only talked about AMD and not Sorsby's or any other possibilities I am not sure how specialist they are.
I have requested detailed information by email a week ago about the possible number of years of years of progression of the condition for my age diagnosis, how many years to "Stop Driving", how many years to "Full Grey-Out of Central Vision" etc., but have yet to receive a reply.
info on my hospital:
<<Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Hospital is a new 108-bed Community Hospital with an integrated Primary Care Centre. It includes four 27-bed Rehabilitation Wards plus Minor Injuries, Radiology, Pharmacy,Therapies and Outpatient Departments and an integrated Primary Care Centre which provides facilities for general consulting and the Out of Hours Service>>
Would be grateful for a reply as I am suffering significant anxiety as a result of the diagnosis and the provision of this information will help me to plan whether I should retire early or not.
Thanks in advance