Ilex Eye: Eye Doctors in Waterloo

How will my optometrist diagnose AMD?

The most essential component of any comprehensive exam, particularly for seniors, is the ocular health assessment. A dilated retinal exam, using drops to enlarge the pupil, provides your optometrist with an excellent view of the macula, where signs of AMD may be evident before any symptoms develop. This direct view may be augmented by retinal photography or optical coherence tomography (OCT, a high-resolution 'optical ultrasound'). An Amsler Grid may be used to map any distortion, and for home monitoring of AMD.

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