The world of macular degeneration falls into three distinct phases:

  1. Following initial diagnosis of the disease when one or both eyes have early signs of macular disease.
  2. When there is a significant loss of vision in one eye, but the vision is still good in the second eye.
  3. When there has been significant visual loss in both eyes, this is when registration for either partially sighted or blind registration may be considered.

Each of these stages presents different challenges to the individual. As you progress through them others get caught up in the consequences. Few people battle on alone family and friends are bought on board as situations and problems present themselves. This blog is for all those who get caught in the web of macular disease, whether they have it or are on the sidelines watching but not knowing what to do or say.