Symptoms & Diagnosis
There are several types of Age-related Macular Degeneration, the most common is Dry AMD, affecting up to 90% of all AMD patients. Wet AMD is less common; however, it is a more visually threatening condition. Weak blood vessels leak into the retinal layer causing scarring and destroying cells that are important for the vision. The Ophthalmologist will undertake a comprehensive eye examination, usually including a scan (OCT) of the retina and slit lamp examination. . The Amsler Grid is a tool to detect changes at the macula and are available at the clinic.