This common eye problem for old age people above age 50. In this case macula which is a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead is being affected.

Who can develop this:

The person who do-

  • Smoking
  • Race
  • Family history

How to detect –
Visual acuity test. This eye chart measures with different distances.

Dilated eye exam. Your eye care professional places drops in your eyes to widen or dilate the pupils.

Amsler grid. Eye care professional ask to look at an Amsler grid.

Fluorescein angiogram- Fluorescent dye is injected into your arm to take phots when it passes through the blood stream in you eye.

Optical coherence tomography- its like ultrasound, OCT achieve very high-resolution images of any tissues that can be penetrated by light.

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