We always strive to remain on the forefront of our profession with the latest in technology and care for your eyes. We are pleased to announce we have added Macula Risk, the new genetic lab test for Macular Degeneration.

AMD, or Age-related Macular Degeneration, is predominantly an inherited disease. Macula Risk is a prognostic DNA test that identifies individuals who have inherited any of the disease-causing genes. These individuals are at increased risk of vision loss as they age.

Macula Risk is a laboratory developed test (LDT) to assess the risk of AMD progression from early or intermediate AMD to advanced AMD, a common eye disorder of the elderly that can lead to blindness.

Macula Risk identifies individuals (1 in every 5 patients) that are at highest risk of vision loss due to AMD. Identifying these patients early allows us to implement a disease management strategy focused on sight preservation.

In most cases, insurance pays the Lab fees if you have certain risk factors of AMD.

Call the office today to find out more information or if you are a candidate for the Macula Risk testing.

 

 

 

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