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Macular Degeneration

Dry Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that occurs when tissue in the macula, the part of your retina that's responsible for central vision, deteriorates.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Eye Test for Macular Degeneration

The Amsler Grid is a test for macular degeneration that you can use to monitor your vision between visits to an eye care professional. However, you should NOT depend on the test for any diagnoses - check with your eye care professional.

Review Date: March 29, 2012

Macular Degeneration Foundation

Macular Degeneration: What Can I Do About Dry AMD?

You have control over some of the known risk factors for macular degeneration. If you have a family history of AMD, or are in the "macular generation" (age 60 or above), you should be particularly attentive to the health tips on this page.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Some Questions to Ask Your Doctor- (PDF)

Here is a list of questions that will solicit critical information you need from your doctor. Print it out and bring it to your next appointment, especially if you have just been diagnosed with AMD.

Review Date: December 07, 2012

Macular Degeneration Partnership