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General Eye Care
Diagnosing AMD

Many people do not realize they have a macular problem until they notice they have blurred vision. Regular eye examinations by an ophthalmologist may help to detect problems before you are even aware of them. It is recommended that all adults have a screening eye exam at age 40. Based on the results of the initial screening it will be determined if there is any need for follow up eye exams.

To check for macular degeneration, Dr McCreery will dilate (widen) your pupils using eye drops and examine your eyes with an ophthalmoscope, a device that allows him or her to see the retina.

Fluorescein angiography

If there is an abnormality on retinal exam suspicious for wet AMD, Dr McCreery will recommend fluorescein angiography. These are special photographs of your eye to determine if there are abnormal blood vessels under the retina.

To do this test, fluorescein dye is injected into a vein in your arm. The dye travels through your body to the eyes. Photographs are taken of your eye as the dye passes through the retinal blood vessels. Leaky blood vessels will be highlighted by the dye, indicating to your doctor whether treatment is possible. Photographs will be taken to provide your doctor with a map to guide the treatment.


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