I saw the vitreoretinal surgeon yesterday.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I was told by the scheduler that the eye drops might last 24 hours so I took 2 days off work. I felt more confident of receiving excellent care for the AMD from my new doctor (Jill Johnson) and I felt we had better rapport than I had with the previous ophthalmologist. I will return to see her in 2 weeks for another Avastin injection.
I had to take a cab to and from the doctors' office yesterday and spent about $40 even though it is only about 4 miles from my house. And, of course, this included a $5 tip for each of the drivers. I hope I can find a ride from a neighbor for at least one way next time.
I have to renew my driver's license by my birthday on May 31st and my new doctor told me to take my time and breathe deeply and don't get upset when I am reading the eye chart. She said as long as I can see with one eye I will be able to continue to drive. I thought I would do that this coming weekend and also renew my tabs for the car at the same time which is due the next day after my birthday.
I thought the doctor volunteered important information which I felt the other doctor didn't take the time to explain to me, so I definitely will have her continue to follow the AMD. She also explained that some of the eye vitamins are better than others and I have to check if I have been taking one used especially for macular degeneration.