I've only just had my diagnosis & I'm scared of what I can expect.
I was referred to see an eye specialist by my optition because they saw a cateract in my left eye. So I went along thinking its nothing these days. Next thing I know the nurse told me to return to the clinic later that day because she wanted me to see the consultant. So that's what I did. After he'd almost blinded with various bright lights (which I've always had issues with) he told me yes I do have a cateract on my left eye, plus there's one starting on my right eye. Then he said but you appear to have macular degeneration in my left eye & he arranged my follow up there & then. I see him on June 28th.
I'm only 49 & this will just add to my other disabilities. I'm planning to return to Tokyo next year for what is meant to my 50th birthday/late (8 years late) honeymoon & now I'm terrified that I won't be able to enjoy it.
I guess all I really want to know is what can I expect regards symptoms, treatments, tips on how to cope etc.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.