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Macular Degeneration

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Macular Degeneration is a degenerative condition affecting the central part of the retina (the macula) resulting in distortion or loss of central vision. It occurs especially in older adults; in which case it is called age-related macular degeneration.

amsler gridAfter a comprehensive eye health examination, if AMD (age-related Macular degeneration) is suspected, other tests may be performed. Including The Amsler Grid test.

This test is an important, but simple tool that tests macular vision and helps detect specific types of vision loss associated with AMD. This test uses a grid chart and can be administered in the office, but also may be performed at home by the patient.

You can download and take The Amsler Grid Test by clicking on this link.

We might also perform a Visual Field Test which is sophisticated central visual field testing that can show loss of central vision sensitivity even though visual acuity may not be affected.

Treatments for Macular Degeneration

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