Hello all, I'm new here. Today I visited the emergency eye clinic as a result of blurred vision and distorted lines. This came on suddenly. I was told that I've got Myopic Degeneration which I'm led to believe is different to Macular Degeneration but as equally devastating. I'm only 44 and have two young boys. I'm so afraid, confused and feeling helpless. From what I've been reading there isn't much that can be done. I didn't feel as though I got much in the way of support at the eye clinic. He was very matter of fact and just said it is very unfortunate for me. There was a language barrier and I found it very difficult to understand what he was saying. I got the jist but I'm left with so many questions and don't know where to turn for help. I was thinking of booking a private appointment with a specialist just so I can have the condition explained in more detail and so I can ask all the questions I have. To be honest I feel a little let down by the NHS right now but only from a patient well being perspective, I know it's not their fault I'm losing my sight but I think a little more of a gentle manner would help so much. Can anyone recommend someone who specialises in this condition?
Thank you in advance.