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Seeking treatment as soon as possible is important when it comes to diseases of the retina
The Amsler grid is a grid of horizontal and vertical lines used to monitor a person’s central visual field. The grid was developed by Marc Amsler, a Swiss ophthalmologist. It is a diagnostic tool that aids in the detection of visual disturbances caused by changes in the retina, particularly the macula, such as age-related macular degeneration.
In the test, the person looks with each eye separately at the small dot in the center of the grid. Patients with macular disease may see wavy lines or some lines may be missing.
Did You Know?
An annual comprehensive dilated eye exam can help aid in early diagnosis and treatment of diseases like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
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