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Amsler Chart

This is a self monitoring tool that can be carried daily to look for any changes to central vision. Sudden distortion of the central vision can be a sign that an acute change has occurred at the macular. If you have been told that you have a risk developing Wet macular degeneration, it is recommended that you monitor for changes to your vision regularly. Prompt treatment can lead to a better visual outcome.

How to use the Amsler Chart:

Hold the chart at your reading distance, you may need to use reading spectacles.

Cover one eye and focus on the black dot in the centre.

Whilst focussing on the black dot, look for:

  • Any gaps in the grid lines 
  • Blind spots
  • Distortion of the gridlines






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