Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: East Bay near San Francisco
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I am sorry, but I dod not know that you have been having vision problems since your surgery. Thank goodness for modern technology such as your Nook.
I just looked up drusen as I was not familiar with the term and read that there are a copule of different types of drusen
"tiny yellow or white accumulations of extracellular material that build up in Bruch's membrane of the eye. The presence of a few small ("hard") drusen is normal with advancing age, and most people over 40 have some hard drusen. However, the presence of larger and more numerous drusen in the macula is a common early sign of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Drusen associated with aging and macular degeneration are distinct from another clinical entity, optic disc drusen, which is present on the optic nerve head. Both age-related drusen and optic disc drusen can be observed by ophthalmoscopy. On CT scans of the orbits or head, calcification at the head of the optic nerve without change in size of globe strongly suggests drusen in a middle-age or elderly patient." from Wikipedia
My 97 year old Dad has had age-related macular degeneration for a couple of decades. It does not stop him from watching TV and movies, reading books, and driving [although he no longer drives, thank goodness].
I realize that your eye issues are different from my Dad's, but he was expecting to have much more limited vision than he ended up with. Maybe your eye doctor is trying to prepare you for the worst.
Did he say when he would be able to get back to you after his consult? Once you hear back from him you can decide whether or not to get a second opinion.
Sending good thoughts your way,
Starr in NorCal
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