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Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cataract & Refractive Surgeon
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Amsler Grid Eye Examination

Below is an Amsler Grid, which can be used to test for symptoms of Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration.


  • Do not remove glasses or contact lenses you normally wear for reading.
  • Hold the grid approximately 35cm from your face in a well-lit room.
  • Cover one eye with your hand and focus on the centre dot with your uncovered eye. Repeat with the other eye.
  • If you see wavy, broken or distorted lines, or blurred or missing areas of vision, you may be displaying symptoms of Wet Macular Degeneration and should contact your optometrist or ophthalmologist for advice immediately.

Do NOT depend on this grid for any diagnosis.

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