Don't Wait to Diagnose AMD
How are you protecting your patients from blindness caused by AMD?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of adult blindness in developed countries. In fact, AMD is four times more prevalent than glaucoma.ii And the problem is only expected to grow as the population ages.ii
A 2017 study published in JAMA Ophthalmology estimates there are currently 14 million patients with AMD in the U.S. But even with regular exams using current imaging tools, an additional 25% are undiagnosed.1 What does that 25% mean to your practice?
The current standard is for us to wait around until we see macular degeneration progressing in someone’s eye. We now know we can identify it earlier, up to 3 years earlier before it ever shows up in their eye. I truly believe dark adaptation testing should be the standard of care.