By Jill Adelman, RN, as told to Kara Mayer Robinson

I was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in November 2014, when I was 57. I’m now 66 years old.

When I found out I had AMD, my initial reaction was complete devastation. I was in a state of shock, not knowing what the future was going to hold. At the time I was a registered nurse in a very high-volume trauma center. I realized that my career would end earlier than I expected. That wasn’t easy.

To be honest, the feeling of devastation has never really changed. But at the same time, I…


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