AdaptDX Testing for Age-Related Macular Degeneration With Our Holmdel Optometrist
Macular degeneration can take your sight, and it's the number-one cause of blindness in adults in many industrialized nations. It reduces your central vision, which is what you see when looking straight ahead. As the condition progresses, you may notice lines appearing curved or blurry. With time, vision deteriorates to blindness. Our optometrist in Holmdel at Marshall Eye Care uses the AdaptDX test to spot the signs of this condition long before macular problems occur.
How AdaptDX Spots Age-Related Macular Degeneration Early
With regular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) exams, up to 25 percent of patients with the condition are not diagnosed. Without an appropriate diagnosis, these patients cannot get the treatment they need. The AdaptDX can spot signs of AMD as soon as three years earlier than current testing methods. We use this test at Marshall Eye Care to give our patients the best chance of saving their sight.
Some groups are more likely to develop AMD than others. These groups include females, overweight individuals, smokers, overweight people, those older than 60, Caucasians, and people with heart conditions. If you fall within any of these groups, you should talk to one of our eye doctors about AMD testing. You should also ask about testing if you notice a recent decline in your night vision, which is one of the first symptoms to appear of AMD.
Macular Degeneration Treatment Options
Treatment for AMD cannot begin until after diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis, your treatment options depend on the stage of the condition. Currently, optometrists do not have macular degeneration treatment for early-stage cases, but you will need regular eye exams to see if your condition is progressing. Taking care of your entire body with good eating and exercise habits can slow the progression of the disease. For more advanced cases, your optometrist may discuss treatment options such as laser surgery, injections, or phototherapy. You can also learn about ways to cope with your existing vision loss from your eye care specialist.
Get Tested Today to Prevent Future Sight Loss
Make an appointment with our optometrist in Holmdel at Marshall Eye Center to access the latest technology, such as the AdaptDX testing method. Open seven days a week, we're here to serve you. Reach out to us today at (732) 837-3332 to make an eye exam appointment. Your vision may depend on it.