A recent study showed the challenges that come with AMD, whether dry or wet, can have an impact on the general health of patients over time, compared to their counterparts without the disease.
The fear of going blind often brings about depression and an abnormal amount of stress. Counseling and direction from professionals can help the patient feel more in control and help eliminate this vicious cycle. A referral to a low-vision specialist is very important because the transition to low vision is necessary.
When a patient learns how to use the remainder vision and is trained on a low-vision device, all of sudden they feel more in control. A referral to a local support group is also important. Talking with folks that share respective fears and have found ways to compensate for low vision can make a world of difference.
Worrying about going blind brings about depression, frustration, and anger. This negativity is the beginning of a downward spiral. PLEASE! Don’t let what might happen tomorrow rob you of the joy of today. Saying positive words each day creates more opportunities for happiness. The brain has a wonderful way of taking these positive words and making them work with our treatments to reduce risk.
If you are looking for a low-vision specialist or a support group, contact our Resource Consultant, Dan Roberts at 888-866-6148. A tele-support group opportunity is also available.