|Use this simple eye test to see if you have symptoms of macular degeneration - a leading cause of blindness. Macular degeneration causes progressive and painless loss of central vision, affecting a person's ability to read, recognise faces and drive.|
If you see any wavy or broken lines or distortion or blurriness of the grid or any areas of the grid are missing, please contact an optometrist or ophthalmologist immediately as you may be showing symptoms of macular degeneration.
Macular degeneration: Amsler grid as a person with macular degeneration might see it.
Healthy vision: Amsler grid as a person with healthy vision might see it.
Last Reviewed: 29 May 2007
- National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA