I do not have macular degeneration!!!!!
It appears I had "Central Serous Retinopathy," and the remaining scars look like MD. "Central serous retinopaty generally occurs in young men, causing distortion of central vision due to fluid under the macula and typically resolves over several months without treatment," according to the flier the specialist gave me. I'll have to do a bit more reading, but this is GREAT!!! All my news seems to be good these days...I hope this trend continues!
( I also had a nice lunch out with Lance Criminal, and he gave me some "small arms" advice. He's going to give me some formal training on his next leave.)