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What tests diagnose age-related macular degeneration?

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If your doctor thinks you have age-related macular degeneration, you may have more tests. 

  • Angiography. A dye is injected into a vein in your arm, and photographs are taken as the dye reaches your eye and flows through the blood vessels in your retina. If there are new vessels or vessels leaking fluid or blood in the macula, the photographs will show their exact location and type.
  • Optical coherence tomography shows fluid or blood underneath the retina without using dye.

SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 11, 2018

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SOURCES: 

National Eye Institute. 

American Academy of Ophthalmology.

National Institutes of Health web site: "NIH study provides clarity on supplements for protection against blinding eye disease."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on October 11, 2018

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