Early test on the lookout for eye disease

25 September 2013

A new, quick and simple eye test can predict who is at risk of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

While people with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can still see in fine detail, other parts of their vision may be damaged – something that isn’t revealed by current tests. 

“By the time eye tests detect damage in the central vision, it’s usually too late because it means the disease has progressed too far,” says Professor Ted Maddess of the Vision Centre at ANU.