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Screening & Diagnosis

Macular degeneration (AMD) can be diagnosed by your eye doctor during a comprehensive eye exam. There is currently no cure or treatment for dry AMD but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing wet AMD. These include healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, eating green leafy vegetables and fish, regular exercise and taking AREDS2 formula-based vitamins daily. It’s also important to monitor your eyes with at-home testing between office visits.

There is home-monitoring technology available that is sensitive to changes in AMD. The ForeseeHome® AMD Monitoring Program is an easy-to-use early warning system for your eyes that can catch the progression from dry to wet AMD as soon as it happens which allows your doctor to step in sooner and initiate treatment if necessary. People preserved more of their vision when wet AMD was detected using ForeseeHome between office visits. ForeseeHome is FDA cleared, covered by Medicare and endorsed by the Macular Degeneration Association.Learn more about ForeseeHome

Unlike dry AMD, there are effective treatments for wet AMD. Studies have shown that these treatments are most effective when initiated early before any symptoms are noticed and vision loss has occurred. The disease will continue to progress until treatment begins. These treatments can stop or slow the progression of wet AMD but cannot permanently restore vision that has already been lost.

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