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    How is macular degeneration diagnosed?

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    Simon has over 30 years experience in Optometry and Optical Dispensing and is the owner of North Lakes Optometry, an Ethical, Independent Optometry Practice providing … View Profile

    By having an eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist….
    The macula can be checked by looking inside the eye with an ophthalmoscope (several different types in general use). The examination of the macula may include photography or scanning. In some cases fluorescein angiography - a dye injected ino the blood stream then observed in the eye to check for leaks).

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    Have been in private practice for 35 years and specialise in assessing eye diseases and giving professional advice regarding these conditions. With the installation of … View Profile

    The macula is easily checked.

    In today's digital world Retinal photography is the gold standard.

    Get to your eye care practitioner and get an image of the retina ,the macula can be enlarged an assessed for changes.

    If there is pigmentation,atrophy or vision loss an OCT scan will provide additional information on the prognosis .

    The dye test still serves its usefulness, but is getting to be old school technology!!

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