I am concerned about clinical trials for myopic degeneration patients as well as causes. I have hypothyroid disease. I am not a smoker and neverhave been. I did gain weight shortly after the age of 46. Two other factors entered into this, along with not watching the portin control. I had cellulitis at the bridge of my nose (could this have had an effect on myopic degeneration or brought it on?) Doe a hypothyrois patients need to watch levoxyl and/or levothyroxine for myopic deeneration? I did take a year off from Levoxyl, which was not recommended by my Dr but that is when I lost the most weight. Unfortunately, my myopic degeneration started shortly after that and I went back on levoxyl 1:00 mg.
II am now 52 and have had 6 Avastin treatments. I am both frightened and excited about the results and the hope that is out there for patients such as myself. I have changed my diet to include a ton of lutein, fish, nuts, beta carotene, etc.... Oh, of course, the green leafy vegetables. ARe there any clinical trials (drug free and/or eye exercises Ic an do to continue to help my health?
As for exercise, I had joined a gym andw as doing some strenuous exercise but now am told to watch jumping, horseback riding, etc... due to my possibility of a detached retina possibility. So far, so good but I also don't want to gain weight and stretch the eyeball. Suggestions and/or any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.