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Early test warns of world’s leading eye disease

Early test warns of world’s leading eye disease

Media issued by ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science

A new, quick and simple eye test can predict who is more at risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence  in Vision Science have found that while people with early AMD can still see in fine detail, other parts of their vision may be damaged and this isn’t revealed by current eye tests.

The new test can show doctors or optometrists where to look and when to watch a patient more closely, helping them to lessen the risk of the disease and avoid total blindness.

 

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