Macular Degeneration Test
Macular Degeneration Test in Mandurah
The Macular Disease Foundation Australia says it is vital to have a complete eye exam completed regularly to check macular degeneration. Your Optometrist in Mandurah will provide sound medical advice on what you can do to slow vision loss and how you can manage other eye conditions.
Here at Optomize, We specialise in Macular Degeneration Test to help you reduce the chance of losing your vision. Book an appointment or visit our clinic at Meadow Spring Shopping Centre.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration, a common eye disease that causes a loss of vision, is a major public health problem. It’s the leading cause of vision loss in Australia and affects millions of Australians, however less than half of those are aware they have it.
This section we will answer the most common questions about Macular Degeneration.
Macular degeneration is an eye disease that results in vision loss in the centre of the vision field. Through this disease, the retina will deteriorate.
There are two forms of this eye condition. The dry form occurs when there are yellow deposits in the macula. Over time, this may distort your vision, and eventually, you may lose your centre of vision. This is a more common form.
With wet form, the blood vessels leak that is under the macula. Straight lines will begin to look wavy. Central loss of vision and blind spots may occur. Generally, only about 10% of this disease will have a wet form.
An optometrist can diagnose macular degeneration during comprehensive eye exams. Your local Mandurah optometrist will perform all the regular eye tests, then will have you look at an Amsler Grid.
If the lines appear to be missing or look wavy, your doctor may suspect you have macular degeneration. If you would like to do this test at home, you can order a free Amsler Grid from Macular Disease Foundation Australia.
You may also have a dilated eye exam completed providing a better look at your retina.
There may not be any symptoms of Macular Degeneration right away. Over time, you may begin to see the signs and symptoms, especially if it begins to affect both eyes.
Here are the most common symptoms:
- Dark and blurry areas with the centre of vision
- Finding it hard to have a comfortable reading distance
- different colour perception
One of the leading cause of macular degeneration is age. The older a person gets, the more likely they will be to develop AMD. Typically, those over the age of 60 may begin to notice vision loss.
And if you have a family history of this eye condition, you are at a higher likelihood of having it yourself. Be sure to tell your Mandurah Optometrist at your appointment if Macular Degeneration runs in your family.
If a person smokes, is obese, has high blood pressure, eats lots of saturated fats, they have a higher chance of having this eye condition.
Be sure to let your Optometrist know all of your medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, as everything ties into each other.
Should you notice a change in your vision, you will need to have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist. Book an appointment or visit our clinic at Meadow Springs Shopping Centre for more information about macular degeneration and the testing and screening process.
Our clinic has an eye care professional staff dedicated to your central vision and will make sure you receive the macular degeneration care you need from your eye care practitioner.
It is usually mature onset, after the age of 60.
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