Dry Macular Degeneration in Grandma's Eye

by Jemmer Pablo
(San Jose, CA, USA)

Grandma Yolly, who is actually a quasi grandmother which means she is the grandmother of a friend.



I am simply an “adopted” person in their family and she has a Dry Macular Degeneration disease in her eyes.


She was about 55 years old and probably did not know she already had the disease. Even before long as she thought getting blurry vision was part of getting old.


Her doctor actually confirmed this when she went to have eye glasses.


The dry macular degeneration started about 5 years ago due to the cells in her macula becoming thin or dying due to old age.


The good thing is that her right eye is the only one that is affected.


Her eye doctor just simply prescribed and made her a special pair of eyeglasses to help her with the blurry vision.


The dry macular degeneration is common to all macular degeneration diseases with 9 out of ten by ration compared to Wet Macular Degeneration which is 1 out of 10 cases.


The difference with wet and dry macular degeneration is that with dry, it usually develops in older years due to dying cells at the back of the eye.


Wet macular degeneration is usually caused by blood vessels rupturing and other waste thereby causing blockage to central vision.














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