MacuLogix Helps Vision Source Practitioner Detect Early AMD
Amanda Lee, OD
MacuLogix® visits Vision Source practitioner Dr. Amanda Lee at her clinic in Myrtle Beach, SC – Vision Source at Seaside Eye Associates – where we get the chance to speak with her and her patients about early AMD detection with AdaptDx®. Her patients candidly speak about the impact testing has had on their lives.
There is a history of AMD in my family so of course, I was very motivated to come in and have a test completed and to find out the results. My ex-mother-in-law has AMD really bad. She is at the point now that she pretty much can’t see anything.
Measuring impaired dark adaptation can help detect AMD
Back when I graduated from optometry school in the late 90s, we were diagnosing AMD based on dilated fundus exams mainly. I can remember having to tell many patients that they had AMD and there wasn’t anything we could do. Once we started looking into the science behind dark adaptation, the studies were pretty compelling in that the AdaptDx was going to allow us to take much better care of our patients.
I initially came in to her this year and told Dr. Lee that I was having trouble driving at night. For her to be able to detect macular degeneration at such an early stage, it is awesome.
Leading the fight against AMD with the AdaptDx
The AdaptDx has impacted our patient care immensely. I think patients are really grateful and thankful that we have brought this technology to them. One of the greatest things about the Vision Source family is we tend to be early adopters of these types of technologies which allow us to be better practitioners. It is what separates us from the corporate locations and the aggregators out there who think they are Vision Source, they are not. We are the family. We are Vision Source. And we are those folks who are going to lead this fight against AMD.