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A 47-year-old member asked:

If looking at the amsler grid what eye damage does it reveal?

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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Amsler grid testing: Can reveal changes to the macula. The macula is the central portion of the retina responsible for your central vision. The most common uses for amsler grid testing at home or in the office is to monitor for changes in patients with age-related macular degeneration. The test is subjective and not highly reliable, but still a valuable tool in our fight against macula disease.
Dr. Amish Purohit
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Macula: An amsler grid is designed to detect pathology in the macula or central retina. It is commonly used to monitor macular degeneration but other conditions that affect the macula can be monitored this way as well.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What kind of eye damage does the amsler grid reveal?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Macular change: The Amsler grid is a subjective test of the sensitivity and patterning of the very central vision in the macular and foveal area. It is help for conditions such as macular edema, serous maculopathy, macular degeneration and traumatic damage to the central visual area.
Last updated Nov 26, 2014

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