Diagnosing Macular Degeneration

When diagnosing macular degeneration, your eye care provider will ask you about your medical history and perform a comprehensive eye exam. In order for your eye care professional to make a macular degeneration diagnosis, certain tests may be performed, including a visual acuity test, a dilated eye exam, and a fluorescein angiogram.

An Overview of Diagnosing Macular Degeneration

Most often, in order to make a macular degeneration diagnosis, your eye care provider will ask you a number of questions about your medical history and will also perform a comprehensive eye exam.
 

Diagnosing Macular Degeneration: The Eye Exam

A macular degeneration diagnosis is made through a comprehensive eye exam that may include the following:
 
  • Visual acuity test
  • Dilated eye exam
  • Tonometry
  • Amsler grid
  • Fluorescein angiogram.
     
(Click Macular Degeneration Tests for more information on diagnosing macular degeneration.)
 
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Macular Degeneration Information

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