Just to introduce myself. I live and work in Edinburgh and I'm 54 years old. When I had my yearly eye test last week, I was unexpectedly told I had early stage AMD in my right eye. The optometrist just said to come back in a year for another test. He said in the meantime, just to eat healthily, take supplements and make sure I exercise regularly. Since then I've gone through various stages of anxiety and feeling quite down, thinking what will the future be like. I've also done a fair bit of gathering and processing information – the Macular Society has been really good as well as RNIB and reading this blog site has made me more aware and appreciating we're all at different stages. I've also looked at some up to date publications online. Everything seems a little different now but it's onwards in positive ways – keeping happy & engaged, improving diet, keeping active. Thanks for your words, best wishes and will keep visiting this blog regularly.