Patient stories
Sherry, USA

My name is Sherry and I live in the USA where I live with my loving husband and supportive family.

I have been myopic since I was a kid. For many years of my life being nearsighted meant nothing but getting new glasses and contacts every few years. But March of 2020 changed my life forever when I woke up with no vision at all in my left eye.

To keep my story short and simple, after many extensive tests and multiple visits to a retina specialist I was diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration. A disease that I never heard of before. I was given anti-VEGF injection right away to keep my vision stable. It’s been a year and half now and I am still getting injections.

In the meantime, I turned to the internet to find more about my eye condition and to my surprise not much is done for MMD and to me it seems it continues to be a very ignored eye condition. It’s definitely not rare and yet no one is doing anything for people like me, which has further caused additional stress. I’ve started to become hopeless and gradually been going downhill. I want to stay a productive person but my vision is deteriorating and common household chores are becoming blurry and day to day activities difficult for me to do.

I am hoping that through my story I am able to share my fears and my expectations for treatments. I don’t want to lose my vision. Please fund and do research into high myopia to find a cure and help people like us before it’s too late.

Help us keep our window to this beautiful world open and clear. Best wishes and good luck to you all!!!