Hi. I was diagnosed as having the early sign of dry AMD a year ago aged 55, I had cataract surgery on both my eyes in my mid 40s. My overall vision is good since the surgery, having worn glasses for extreme short sightedness all my life, I've enjoyed only needing them for some activities now.
I was referred by my optician following a sight test because I have blank spots in my vision. I sometimes struggle with the computer screen confusing characters because I cannot see the whole letter. Can be interesting as I work in accounts! I also find lights at night difficult and have stopped driving in the dark. I was very upset by my diagnosis and this is the first time I've really voiced my concerns to anyone outside my immediate family.
I was given a leaflet at the hospital, told to eat fruit and vegetables and one day it would get worse but little more than that. I already eat lots of fruit & veg and how long is a long time? My optician has subsequently given me the amsler grid and explained it's use but is there more I should know. How long is SLOW deterioration? I find this all very depressing as I love sewing and embroidery and have always looked forward to spending my retirement years blissfully stitching. Am I going to have good enough vision left for that?
Any comments or information would be gratefully received.