Had my review today after 5th Eylea injection. The consultant was very pleased and also a little surprised how quickly and well my eye had responded to treatment. So for now, the injections have been stopped, although he said, as if so by the way, that my eye sight is as good as it isl ever going to get and that it would go on deteriorating. He has referred me to the low-vision dept at the hospital, yet at the same time he spoke of removal of cataracts within the next 2 years, so he must still be optimistic. (I wonder if I am still alive by then; if not, well, then I need not worry about cataracts and AMD anyway, lol). I will be monitored on a 6 weeks basis.
What I would like to know (the one question I forgot to ask the consultant) is, how long will it be before the neovascularisation flares up again. I know it varies greatly from person to person and cannot be predicted. I would just like to hear from other sufferers how they fared when their wet AMD dried up and the injections stopped. It seems no longer practice to keep the injections going to discourage further growth of blood vessels. Nowadays it sees to be a case of "if and when required" even at the risk of sudden leakage and more scarring and hence more loss of vision. It has possibly something to do with cost-cutting. Anyway, I am glad to have a break from those awful injections; I just hope I do not pay for it later.