Vision problems

By oldskinandbones Latest Reply 2014-04-14 17:49:19 -0500
Started 2014-04-14 05:18:48 -0500

Recently I was diagnosed with Age-related macular degeneration. I'm 78 years old, female, with green eyes. I thought the only vision problem I had to concern myself with was Diabetic Retinopathy. I read that macular degeneration is found more often in diabetics, but my understanding is that diabetes does not cause this.

What are your thoughts about this and how do you cope with having your vision go south?

I had the first shot in my eye last Thursday. Not pleasant.

2 replies

Type1Lou 2014-04-14 17:49:19 -0500 Report

My mom lost her vision due to ARMD back in the 1980's which was before they had the injections for that condition. Mom did not have diabetes. She died in 2005 at age 98. The treatment you are receiving should help stall its progression. My aunt has been receiving those shots in both eyes and still has some vision. Since ARMD appears to run in my family (aunt and uncles, grandmother) fear of losing my eyesight is a major motivator for me to keep my diabetes under control. I started curbing my carbs a good number of years ago and limit myself to 120 grams of carb per day. My last A1c was 6.8.

kimfing 2014-04-14 11:45:53 -0500 Report

Im sorryu r going trhu this. Yes it can be a diabetic complication. My husband and my eye Dr always check at our visits. My husband had a detached retina many years ago n others complications dye to that treatment n surgery n vision in that eye is very bad.

Good luck n god bless