Macular Degeneration Experienced First Hand

by Stephanie
(Bloomfield, IN, USA)

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 mother developed Macular Degeneration when she was around 57 years of age.

At first she thought it was normal because her "eyes were getting bad with age," but when she got to the point where she could not even make out her grandkid's faces anymore everyone in our family began to worry about her.

It was at this point she decided to get examined and she was officially diagnosed with Macular Degeneration.

The doctor prescribed her some medication but all it has done was halt the process.

I know that even today it is hard for my mother because she has trouble doing everyday tasks on her own. Currently she lives with my husband and me.

She has been put on antidepressants because macular degeneration has negatively affected her life that badly.

I must do nearly everything for her because she feels insecure and has difficulty.

She used to love to cook and bake but she cannot do that anymore because macular degeneration does not allow her to clearly make out the pots and ingredients in front of her.

I worry about her every single day but I know that there is nothing I can do for her but show her love and support in her time of need.

I hope that everyone can do the same if they have a relative with this disease.

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