Dr. Dan Beckner of Apple Eye Care joins the Morning Buzz to discuss the detection methods and treatment options for age-related macular degeneration. By using Dark ADapt DX testing, optometrists have better chances of detecting early signs of AMD. In addition to OCT retinal thickness and RPE layer testing, Apple Eye Care uses this new ADapt DX testing during comprehensive eye exams.
We also discuss the treatment of symptoms during the various stages of A.M.D. Quitting smoking, nutritional supplements, and regular diet and exercise, all contribute towards lowering the impact of age-related macular degeneration. More resources can be found at The Cure AMD Foundation and from the Macular Carotenoids Conference.