Patient Comments: Macular Degeneration - Treatment for Wet Macular Degeneration

If you've been diagnosed with wet macular degeneration, what types of treatment have you received?

Comment from: Shelby, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I recently was diagnosed with wet macular degeneration in my left eye and dry in my right. I was given a shot in my left eye the day of the diagnosis and will be getting two more as of now. It was noticed by an optometrist when I went to check to see if I needed a new prescription for my glasses. I haven't had any vision symptoms of the disease as of yet. Hopefully the shots will prevent me from having any. The worst part of the shot is the gritty feeling in the eye for a day or two following the injection.

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Comment from: crim, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I have been having the shots monthly in one eye for macular degeneration, for 5 months. The last few times I have felt a prick when the shot goes in. I had not felt it originally. Last time it was really a poke.

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Comment from: Inger, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: April 04

My aunt, who is 89, has had macular degeneration for three years. When she visits her retina specialist, she is examined each time and has been given shots in each eye a number of times. She hasn't had them in a few months. The doctor says we will just continue to watch her eyes and go from there. She has a real problem with tunnel vision and she gets very depressed by this. She also has heart problems. We've thought about having her cataracts removed to see if this will improve her vision.

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