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The ABCs of AMD

Could you have undiagnosed AMD?

Are you at risk for a disease that may cause blindness? Nearly 1 in 8 adults over the age of 60 suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD  is  a  progressive  disease  that  causes  a  part of  your  retina  called  the  macula  to  slowly  deteriorate  as  you  get  older.  The  macula  is  responsible  for  your  central  vision,  which  allows  you  to  do  things  like  read,  watch  TV,  recognize  faces,  and  drive. 

AMD is the leading cause of adult blindness in developed countries. And the problem is only expected to grow as the population ages.

Macular degeneration

What is AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic, progressive disease that affects central vision and can lead to blindness.

Impaired dark adaptation is the first symptom of AMD

Warning Sign: Poor Night Vision

The earliest warning sign of AMD is trouble seeing at night, caused by impaired dark adaptation.

What living with advanced AMD looks like…

That’s why it is important to detect AMD at subclinical level and take action to preserve you sight before irreversible vision loss occurs. This video, by The Macular Society, demonstrates why it’s important to take action to protect your sight today. Learn more at: www.macularsociety.org/sightmatters.

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Detect AMD before it is too late

There are several types of tests that check for AMD. But most tests can only detect it in later stages. A new tool, called AdaptDx®, identifies it much earlier by testing your night vision.

I have macular degeneration and I'm glad we caught it early, because now we can do something about it.

Linda Grumbine Linda G., AMD Patient

Find an AdaptDx Provider

See which doctors in your area are testing night vision to detect AMD.