By comparison, the Amsler grid
has a much higher rate (40% or more) of not detecting a scotoma on Amsler grid
testing in persons with known scotomas from macular degeneration and its treatment (Fine et al.
I check my eyesight with the Amsler grid
every day and try to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
We send a free Amsler grid
to each person who subscribes to our Web site and email newsletter," says Delgado.
Use of an Amsler grid
helps subjectively identify, document and monitor distortion.
The Amsler grid
is a subjective test that is sensitive only to drastic changes, but not to those that develop over longer periods.
Daily use of the Amsler Grid
(right) can provide timely warning of changes in your eye health.
--use an Amsler grid
with diagonal lines and a dot in the centre.
In addition, the site contains more than 20 watch-and-learn videos about eye anatomy, AMD symptoms, dry and wet macular degeneration, diagnostic tests, photodynamic therapy (PDT), intravitreal injection of Lucentis and Avastin, vitamin therapy, amsler grid
testing, lasers and more.
You can obtain an Amsler grid
from your health care professional, and do this simple test yourself to monitor symptoms of wet AMD.
Readers may use the Amsler grid
(see illustration, previous page) to check their vision at home.
It may also be possible to detect a mild defect on Amsler grid
Free copies of the Amsler grid
along with instructions on how to use it are available through http://www.