[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Your eye doctor can detect macular degeneration in a comprehensive routine eye exam. The presence of drusen (tiny yellow deposits beneath the retina) is an early sign of macular degeneration which can be seen during an examination.

Other methods your doctor may use to detect macular degeneration include:

Amsler grid. The lines of the grid may look wavy or disappear if you have AMD. Click here for a printable Amsler Grid.

Fluorescein angiogram. This procedure detects leaking blood vessels and may be used to determine if an individual has wet AMD. During this procedure a fluorescent dye is injected into your arm which travels through your body, including your eyes. Photographs are taken as the dye passes through your retinal blood vessels and fluorescent patches reveal abnormal areas and leakage.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT). OCT use light waves to provide depth information and clear visualization of the various layers of the retina. This allows doctors to see things such as fluid and to determine exactly which layer of the retina is affected.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”orange” border_width=”2″ el_width=”80″][vc_column_text]

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