A self-test for macular degeneration

Using a simple test called the Amsler Grid, anyone can quickly and easily check whether they have a macular problem.

Cover each eye, focus on the centre dot and check whether the lines look wavy, blurred or distorted.

MAIN SYMPTOMS OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD):

• Distortion, where straight lines may appear wavy or bent;
• Difficulty in reading or any other activity that requires fine vision;
• Problems with distinguishing faces;
• Dark patches or empty spaces in the centre of your vision;
• A need for increased illumination, sensitivity to glare, decreased night vision and poor colour sensitivity.

Symptoms should not be dismissed; the earlier treatment is sought the greater the likelihood of a better outcome.

For more info:  http://www.listener.co.nz/lifestyle/health/test-yourself-for-macular-degeneration/

 

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One Response to A self-test for macular degeneration

  1. den says:

    great posting…

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