Life with AMD
John had never heard of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) until he accidentally came across the term and its home test, the Amsler Grid. His sight had deteriorated rapidly over the previous 12 months and when he looked at the grid, the lines were wavy, when they should have been straight.
Diagnosed with wet AMD, John takes special eye health supplements and gets regular injections into his left eye. They maintain the bit of eye sight John has left.
John admits he used to get very frustrated with his sight loss, but has adapted to his new reality. A magnifying glass with a light is a huge help, as is a key ring that tells him the time. John regularly advocates for people living with sight loss and is passionate about research into treatments and cures for AMD.