Amsler Maculopathy Test
The Amsler grid test is a simple central visual field test designed to help you notice subtle changes in the macula's ability to see detail.
The correct use of this test is as follows:
What to look for
The classic symptoms of wet AMD onset and advanced Dry AMD is missing or disturbed areas of the central visual field. In more advanced stages you may see this as significant distortion in the vision. For instance objects tat you know to be straight such as chair legs or door frames can like they are kinked in the middle.
For more subtle signs the Amsler grid is needed. You are looking for small changes in the "straightness" of the lines in the grid. You do not want to see any shadowed areas or any areas where the grid looks distorted. An example of this is given on the right here.
If you have any concerns about your vision please contact the practice ASAP for advice or seek further medical attention. The quicker any new events are dealt with the greater the possibility of recovery.