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muscular degeneration in my right eye...it spread to my left eye

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HI,I seem to have all the symptoms of muscular degeneration in my right eye.I am 65 and a diabetic._Will it spread to my left eye? and what isthe prognosis of me going permanently blind?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 4 years ago.
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Dr. James :

Hello

Dr. James :

I believe you are talking about macular degeneration.
What symptoms are you having?
When was your last dilated eye exam?
How well is your diabetes controlled?

Dr. James :

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Customer :

Hi,There is cloudy blurring,straight lines kinked,letters missing from words,and the whole image smaller than that from th left eye.

Customer :

I was last examined about six months ago.

Dr. James :

When did the symptoms start?

Dr. James :

When is your next scheduled examination?

Customer :

I keep my diabetes mostly under control.

Customer :

THE BLURRING AND KINKED LINES STARTED 7 DAYS AGO.

Customer :

nEXT EXAMINATION ON THE 29 OF OCTOBER

Dr. James :

It appears you have symptoms of wet macular degeneration. Fortunately, there is treatment in the form of eye injections.

Dr. James :

It is most effective if done early.

Dr. James :

I'd recommend you call your ophthalmologist when they open and ask for an urgent appointment.

Dr. James :

Hello? Are you still there?

Customer :

yes

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Do you have any other questions?

Customer :

I will go to see my local doctot to arrange an urgent appointmemt .

Dr. James :

Great.

Customer :

I am in France and i am not fluent enough in the language

Dr. James :

Not to worry.

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