Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition, in which the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision, is gradually destroyed. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in patients over 50. The patient’s most at risk for AMD are Caucasians, smokers and those with a family history of AMD.

AMD can be detected and monitored using an Amsler Grid (as pictured below) or an ophthalmological fluorescein angiogram, which can be administered as part of a visual acuity test, full eye exam, or dilated eye exam.
AMD manifests mainly as a loss of central vision (as pictured).

Parker Ford & Mackay Specialty Opticians

#103, 10665 Jasper Ave,

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S9

Phone. 780-428-7645