- Q How can age-related macular degeneration (AMD) be detected?
Dr. Jeffrey Heier, OphthalmologyA routine eye examination can often detect signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- a serious disease that can steal a person's central vision -- before sight is affected and before permanent visual loss occurs. The eye exam includes an acuity... Full Answer
- Q What is PreserVision for macular degeneration?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineMacular degeneration is an eye disorder that makes it difficult to see straight ahead or fine details. In 2001, a report from the Aging-Related Eye Disease Study, a large trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, showed that a combination of... Full Answer
- Q How can I help keep age-related macular degeneration from getting worse?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIf you have early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), doctors recommend frequently grazing at the salad bar to protect your sight. AMD is a leading cause of blindness but good nutrition can help hold it off. Make a beeline for the carrots, spinach... Full Answer
- Q What is an Amsler grid?
An Amsler grid is a visual tool that is helpful for diagnosing and tracking the vision changes cause by macular degeneration. It is a square grid with hundreds of equal-sized squares inside it. At the center is a black dot. The way a vision test with an... Full Answer