What is macular Degeneration?


In this issue:

Mention this newsletter and receive $10 off your Dark Adaptation Test.Kerry T. Givens, M.D. David S. Williams, M.D. Lee A. Klombers, M.D. Olga M. Womer, O.D. Lisa J. Kott, O.D.

What is macular Degeneration? You have heard about it and may know someone who has it; but, what are the risk factors for macular degeneration and are you at risk?

MACULAR DEGENERATION or age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye disease and a leading cause of blindness, affecting more than 9 million people in the U.S. alone.  It impacts the macula, an area of the retina where detailed central vision occurs. Numerous clinical studies have shown that dark adaptation – the recovery of vision when going from daylight to darkness – is dramatically impaired from the earliest stages of AMD and increases as the diseases progress.

What can be done about it?

Campus eye Center is excited to offer the Maculogix AdaptDx screening to our patients. We are the FIRST Ophthalmology office in Lancaster area to offer the technology that measures dark adaptation. Along with an annual comprehensive examination, it can provide information to earlier detect macular damage and allow for prompt intervention.

Who is this test recommended for?

The AdaptDx is recommended for patients who are over 50 years of age or who have a family history of macular degeneration. It is also recommended for smokers and those who are overweight or who have poor night vision.

What can I expect?

The screening takes no more than 6-7 minutes. Dilation may be necessary if your pupils are not large enough. Similar to other optometric tests, your head is placed in a machine and you are given instructions to push a button once a stimulus appears. The doctor can interpret the report with you.

How can I have this test done?

If you have already had an examination for this year, don’t worry. The test can still be performed. The cost of the screening is $65. It may be billed to your medical insurance if a previous diagnosis applies. Call and schedule an appointment for the AdaptDx screening today.

Have a great day!
Campus Eye Center