According to a 2017 study in JAMA Ophthalmology, 25% of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) cases go undetected, even if patients have regular eye exams. By the time most AMD patients start treatment, it is too late to reverse vision loss.
People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often do not know they have the disease during its early stages. They may dismiss early warning signs, like trouble seeing or driving at night, as part of the normal aging process. Ignoring these symptoms only delays diagnosis, which can lead to more unnecessary vision loss.
We are among the first eye care providers to offer a new innovative test, the AdaptDx Dark Adaptometer, that helps us diagnose AMD at a very early stage and monitor disease progression. If you are experiencing problems seeing or driving at night or it is becoming increasingly difficult to read in dim light, talk to us about scheduling an AdaptDx test.
Grand Vision Center South (Spring Green location) uses AdaptDx - as part of our comprehensive eye exams for patients over age 50 who have noticed a change in their night vision, and are thus more likely to have macular generation. Our Katy, TX eye doctors are working to prevent vision loss due to AMD for our patients, and further ensure the health of your eyes.