In discussions about understanding vision loss, you’ll commonly hear phrases like visually impaired, low vision, or legally blind. I make reference to each of these terms a lot in my posts and social media. I even have it in my Instagram bio. But what do they actually mean, and and how is it determined what category those with vision loss may fall under?
When trying to explain myopic macular degeneration to people, I receive the same question time and time again. “What does myopic macular degeneration look like?” I typically use the phrases “distorted central vision” or “shadowy areas”. They are accurate descriptions, but can be difficult for those not diagnosed with macular disease to really visualize.
Previously, we discussed some of the basics of myopic macular degeneration. I hope that helped provide those of you who have been diagnosed (or know someone who has) a general understanding of what this condition is. For my other myopic degenerates, if you’re like me, after being diagnosed you may have wondered: what can I expect at my macular degeneration appointments? So let’s chat about it!