Amsler Grid Assessment

Last updated 20.05.13

 

Definition

-  Eye test to assess function of macula

 

Features

-  Component of full eye examination

-  Detects AMD

 

Procedure

-  Pt focuses on dot in center of grid w 1 eye covered

-  Pt wears glasses if required to read

-  Ask pt if they see:

-  All corners and sides of square: glaucoma?

-  Wavy lines: metamorphosia (AMD)

-  Holes or missing areas: scotoma (AMD)

 

Amsler Grid

 

 

 

 

References

 

Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital: Amsler Grid