A series of eye examinations, by various doctors has left me confused?? The first diagnoses was Wet AMD in my right eye, next doctor was unsure thought I might have CSCR. There is no treatment for this stress related condition and after 6 weeks I thought my vision was improving. Apparently not! next doctor was certain I had WET AMD and should commence treatment immediately. Since I am needle phobic my anxiety levels were extreme. I managed the loading dose of three injections (with sedation) The result was no change in vision, but a nasty rash on my right shin, severe head pain often whilst I was sleeping, and a neck so stiff I was unable to move it for three days, stress? a reaction to Lucentis? I made a decision that regardless of the consequences I could not continue with a treatment that I could not tolerate. I take a daily supplement have begun to deal with my stress levels through CBT. There is undoubtedly something wrong with my right eye, but I have not lost central vision, colours are clear, and my wavy lines are minimal (usually noticeable when I am stressed or tired)
At my last appointment the Consultant accepted my decision not to have further treatment and is referring me to a colleague who has more experience with chronic CSCR (Central Serios Chorio Retinopathy) I have researched this condition and found not only does it mimic Wet AMD, but in some cases has been treated as such without improvement of long periods. I am not an A typical CSCR sufferer, I am a female in her 60's, most are male in their 50's but for many years have suffered high levels of stress whilst using topical steroid regularly, and I qualify as a type 'A' personality, all of which make me a candidate for CRCS, but so far the consultant can only say the "jury is out"!