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Macular Degeneration Xplained

Through storytelling

Meet Carolyn

Hi, I’m Carolyn! For many years, I used to write and illustrate children’s books, and read to children who lived nearby. That’s until I had trouble with the words on the page and was diagnosed with wet age-related macular degeneration. It’s really hard to imagine losing my eyesight, but I’m hopeful and I’m getting treatment. I’ve also learned a lot along the way. I hope my story helps you a little too.

We’d love to know what you thought

We’d love to know what you thought

Prior to reading MD Xplained, how would you rate your knowledge about Macular Degeneration?

Not at all knowledgeable
Not very knowledgeable
Somewhat knowledgeable
Very knowledgeable
Extremely knowledgeable

How much did you learn from reading MD Xplained?

Learned nothing new
Learned a little bit
Learned a good amount
Learned a lot

After reading MD Xplained, are you more or less confident speaking to your doctor about MD?

I feel less confident
I am no more or less confident
I feel more confident

Which of the following best describes you:

I am a relative or caregiver and interested in learning more about MD
I have not been diagnosed with either dry or wet MD
I have dry MD only, but am not more likely to get my eyes checked for wet MD after reading MD Xplained
I have dry MD only, and am more likely to get my eyes checked for wet MD after reading MD Xplained
I have been diagnosed with wet MD

Thank you for your time!

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Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, I realized that far too many people are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. The language that doctors use, and what every day people understand can be two totally different things.

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Founder, Medicine X

About MD Xplained

MD Xplained is here to explain what MD is and what you can do about it. If you think you suffer from MD, take a look.

Real People

The MD Xplained story is based on a real person — Carolyn! It reflects her story, her experiences, and her advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create MD Xplained!

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