Macular degeneration (MD) is a leading cause of vision loss. The Amsler Grid is a test for MD as well as other vision problems. The Amsler Grid will detect vision problems that are caused by damage to the macula, which is the retina’s central region, or damage to the optic nerve. This kind of damage is caused by MD or other eye diseases, so this test is very helpful in detecting these problems and the damages.
How is an MD Score Calculated?
Testing an individual’s eyes using an Amsler grid is simple and not time consuming. The individual’s eyes are tested under normal room lighting and the Amsler grid is placed 14 to 16 inches away from the eyes. Each eye is tested separately, keeping your eye focused on the dot in the center of the grid. You should notice if any lines in the grid look distorted, blurred, or wavy; check to see if all the boxes look square and are the same size, and if there are any missing areas in the grid.
Consult With a Disability Attorney
If you have undergone visual testing and it shows that you have severe vision loss, you should consult with a Social Security disability attorney. With the proper documentation and medical records, your claim for disability benefits can most likely be approved. An attorney increases your chances of a successful claim. To get your claim on the right track, get your free case evaluation today!