What kind of eye damage does the amsler grid reveal?

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.

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Can you tell me what an amsler grid is for on any eye test?

Amsler Grid. Is 1/4 inch graph paper with a dot on it. With each eye, you stare at the dot and pay attention to the lines. If the lines are missing or not straight, mark the area and call you ophthalmologist. This was described by french ophthalmologist marc amsler. Read more...

Lt. Eye mac. Pucker. Corrected vision 20/40 &micropsia. Amsler grid nl. Corrected vision 20/40.Age 69.Could the macuar pucker cause micropsia? Rt. eye20/30.

Micropsia. Yes, it can if the macular pucker is severe enough. Micropsia is a condition in which objects are perceived to be smaller than they actually are. Micropsia can be caused by optical factors (such as wearing glasses), by distortion of images in the eye (such as optically, via swelling of the cornea or from changes in the shape of the retina such as from retinal edema,macular degeneration, and more. Read more...

Eye dilated resulting in eye allergies but see a spot in amsler grid is this healthy?

Exam. An infrequent but likely reaction to dilating eye drops may have occurred, resulting in red,itchy, & swollen eyelids. Cool compresses, preservative free artificial tears usually will be helpful, but occasionally a steroid preparation may be needed. As for the new spot in your vision noted during amslrt grid testing,!you will need to call your Eye MD to have your macula examined. An OCT can be done. Read more...