Last Friday, I went to get my first injection into my left eyeball, to hopefully stop my CNVM from worsening. I was SO nervous. Sarah came with me to hold my hand, and we both took the afternoon off work. When I arrived, I went through quite a few tests, while Sarah sat in the waiting room with the oldies - everyone there with my condition were in their 70's+!!!
After having my eyes dilated photographs and all sorts taken of them, I went to see the doctor who would explain the procedure to me. 'Is the spot still there?' was the first thing he asked. I thought it was a trick question, of course it was!! He went on to explain that it looks like there has been improvement in my eye. The pocket which is there now has no liquid in it, which it did last time. The injections apparently are to remove liquid from the pocket, so there would be no point in getting the injection.
Apparently, over the next few weeks, it could either improve more, in which case they won't do any injections and will just monitor me, or it could get worse again, and I'll go through with the injections. If it gets better, its likely I'll still always have trouble seeing out of my left eye, because there will be scarring. But if it gets worse, apparently I won't go completely blind in my left eye (preferable) but will have a blind spot like below. I don't want that!
|Top left :(|
Anyway, as frustrated as you can tell I am, this is good news - keep your fingers crossed for me that by my next appointment on April 19th, it will have improved even more!
Sincerely, Eyepatch Magee