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An Amsler grid is a chart with
horizontal and vertical lines that form boxes. It has a dot in the center. An Amsler grid is one of the easiest ways to screen for age-related macular
degeneration (AMD). Your doctor may give you an Amsler grid to use at home.
If you usually wear reading glasses, put them on, and place the grid a normal reading distance from your face.
Call your doctor immediately if you see any lines that appear wavy, blurry, or broken.
The grid below shows one example of how the straight lines in the grid above
might look wavy to someone with macular degeneration.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as ofMarch 3, 2017
Current as of:
March 3, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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