Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Improving Your Eye
Care with Proactive Care
According to a published Ophthalmology study, 25% of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) cases go undetected
- even with regular examinations using regular imaging tools. What’s more,
additional studies show 78% of AMD patients do not seek treatment until
their visual acuity is irreversibly damaged.
Earlier, More Accurate Detection
Structural changes (the appearance of drusen) in the retina are not always
easily discernible. They often become evident only after AMD has progressed
from a subclinical state. Impaired dark adaptation is 90.6% sensitive and
90.5% specific in identifying the earliest onset of AMD. Being able to
identify the earliest AMD biomarker with such accuracy will greatly improve
a patient's outcomes. We can detect AMD at the subclinical stage, at least three years before drusen are visible, when action can be taken to slow disease progression and prevent vision loss.
What is AMD?
How to Use the Amsler Grid
Monitoring Disease Progression
Functional testing and structural examinations may be useful for monitoring disease progression. More frequent visits increase our opportunity to detect choroidal neovascularization (CNV) before visual acuity loss. The follow-up interval may be shortened to every three or four months for patients who are progressing rapidly or are at high risk of CNV.
When detected early, many diseases can
be treated without further loss of vision.
MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD) FAQs