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It is - or it isn't - Macular Degeneration? 
I’m concerned about Macular Degeneration because my 92-year old mother supposedly has it …. again. I say “again,” because over the last 15-20 years, …

Protect Your Eyes! 
Protect your eyes, is what I learned from taking care of clients with Macular Degeneration . Many people suffer from this debilitating loss of …

Macular Degeneration
To see, or not to see?
That was the question.
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My grandmother has had macular degeneration for as long as I can remember. I began to realize the implications of this disease when she began having difficulty …

Keep an Eye on Your Eyesight to Avoid Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
Getting older means you have to deal with numerous ailments and maladies, but when you start to lose your eyesight, the rest of the problems seem to pale …

Living With Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration in 2007. I was unclear as to exactly what this was, I only knew I couldn’t see. After a great deal of time …

Challenge and Pride in Walking an Ancient Path with Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
Among the hundreds of memories, many difficult, of my mother managing with her old-age onset macular degeneration, my favorite may be her trooping along …

Vitamin Regimen May Possibly Slow the Progression of Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
For years my family had noticed that my grandfather wasn’t seeing things as clearly as he once had. He was getting up there in age so we all figured his …

Macular Degeneration
Life after Sight Loss
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As a newly blind person, I lost my vision to a stroke in my occipital cortex, the hardships and mental anguish I faced didn’t come on slowly as in the …

The Frustration of Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
Macular Degeneration seems to run in my mother's family. Her own mother developed it in old age, and so did several of her ten siblings. My …

Macular Degeneration Experienced First Hand Not rated yet
I had never really heard much about Macular Degeneration until a family member was diagnosed with this horrible disease four years ago last December. …

My Struggle with Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
I had a full life even after retirement for many years. I was active in the community, at church, watching my grandchildren grow up. But in my late …

My Mamaw and Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
About eight years ago my Grandmother was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration . For several years prior to that she had noticed that she was losing …

Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
I always knew that my grandmother had bad eyesight. Ever since I was a very little girl, I can remember her thick eyeglasses on a shiny gold chain around …

A Natural Treatment to Slow the Progression of Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
When I still worked for my former employer I became friends with a lovely older man who I lovingly called Pops. Pops and I worked together in the …

My Grandmother
A Macular Degeneration Story
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My grandmother suffers from Macular Degeneration . She's eighty-five years old now, and first began experiencing problems related to it about a decade …

My Girlfriend and Her Family’s Battle Not rated yet
Soon after I began dating my girlfriend I learned of her family’s battle with Macular Degeneration . Nearly all of her family has Macular Degeneration …

Macular Degeneration is A Life Changing Event Not rated yet
I am writing this note primarily to myself to document my condition and to vent my frustration with the Macular Degeneration condition. Late one …

Macular Degeneration Can Lead to Complete Blindness Not rated yet
Macular Degeneration that is age related usually affects people after the age of 55 and many people have gone blind due to this. In fact the …

The Way He Described Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
Well, my grandfather was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration about 5 years ago. I think everyone was in denial about it for a long time because …

Macular Degeneration and Retina Not rated yet
This is an age related deterioration of the macula in the eye and it leads to loss of vision. The macula is found in the retina and it is responsible …

Grandma's Challenge Not rated yet
When I was 10 years old, my grandmother was 63. I used to visit her house almost every weekend, and we’d make cookies, watch old movies, and drive …

One Day with Grandpa Not rated yet
One day, my grandfather simply couldn’t recognize my face anymore. This was when I was far younger than I am now, back in the early 1990s. …

Macular Degeneration Not rated yet
My grandfather was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration before he passed away in 2000. It was very difficult for him to deal with, as he was …

Dry Macular Degeneration in Grandma's Eye Not rated yet
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 …

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My Great Grandmother Not rated yet
My great grandmother had macular degeneration for the last years of her life, and it was very hard to see her try and struggle with the condition on …

My Grandma Not rated yet
Macular degeneration has greatly impacted my family. My grandma has always been the backbone of my mom's side of the family. My grandparents …

My Mother's Hardships Not rated yet
My mother is suffering from the disease called macular degeneration for the past 30 years. In the beginning it showed up very slowly. Then …

My Father Not rated yet
About ten years ago, my father was diagnosed with macular degeneration . He had lost part of his sight in one eye. Although he had other health …

The Pool Hall Not rated yet
A dearly beloved uncle of mine lived in a senior community, which had a recreation room that included a pool table for the residents’ use. As a former …

Macular Degeneration Knows No Age! Not rated yet
Macular degeneration is a debilitating disease that robs people of their sight. My grandmother and cousin both have this disease. My grandmother …

To Protect My Eyes? Not rated yet
UV rays damages the eye crystalline lens as well as the retina and macula in the back. You can avoid this by wearing sunglasses yourself and baby …

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