I am a 47 year old computer teacher, who today went for an eye test as I fancied some new frames and was only 5 months away from a schedule eye test anyway - to be told I could have macular something or other in my right eye.
Basically I have felt that my eyes have got worse over the past few months, but I put it down to my varifocals and that my eyes had adjusted to them - so that when I did'nt have them on I found any wording a little more difficult to focus on or had a blurred edge too it.
The optician tried to sort my prescription out, then did the light test and kept coming back to my right eye all the time. She then gave me a little white card with a grid on it to look at. My left eye showed all the grid lines were straight, but my right eye showed the lines curving.
Then she said I have to see a consultant within 2 weeks and gave me a letter for my gp that said urgent and that was it.
Have got to say its worrying me sick and it has'nt helped searching the internet for information (unfortunately that a computer teacher for you).
Any information would be greatly appreciated. Can you all drive ok? I need my car for my job and this really is worrying me.
Sorry about the monologue - I am just worried.
Thank you for listening