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Free Macular Degeneration Eye Test

December 14th, 2017 by Chris Stelton

Macular Degeneration Test  – The Amsler Grid Ophthalmologists and retina specialists often use a simple macular degeneration test to document and detect changes in their patients’ central vision.  The test is called an Amsler grid (named after Swiss ophthalmologist Marc Amsler).  The test can detect changes in a patient’s central 10 degrees of visual field… Read More.

Diet and Macular Degeneration

November 21st, 2016 by Chris Stelton

Can a specific food or diet help my macular degeneration from getting worse? Hogg, R. E., Woodside, J. V., Mcgrath, A., Young, I. S., Vioque, J. L., Chakravarthy, U., . . . Fletcher, A. E. (2016). Mediterranean Diet Score and Its Association with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmology. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.09.019 This recently published study reminded me of… Read More.

Two types of Macular Degeneration to watch for

October 9th, 2016 by Chris Stelton

WHAT IS AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD)? Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a common disorder in patients which can lead to vision loss and blindness.  It often causes thinning of the retinal layers, fluid build-up, or bleeding under the retina.  Unfortunately, it likes to affect a specific area of the retina called the macula.  The… Read More.