Video: How am I tested to be found suitable for Age-Related Macular Degeneration treatment?

In this video I explain how you are tested to be found suitable for Age-Related Macular Degeneration treatment.

So, if you come to see me for Age-Related Macular Degeneration treatment, your initial consultation will last about hour.

You’ll come and see me and my team and we will assess your vision and dilate your pupils to ensure that we have a good view of the back of the eye. We use traditional techniques to look at the back of the eye and we use more modern techniques which involve imaging the back of the eye.

To look at the retina in high resolution – or high-definition if you like – we use a machine where you sit at and it uses light just to reflect inside the eye and it makes a cross-sectional image available to see, so I show you the image. That doesn’t hurt and it tells me whether you’ve got a condition like Age-Related Macular Degeneration. It’s revolutionised the way we actually treat retinal conditions because we can actually see huge amount of detail with that.

The other tests involved are things like screening test for glaucoma to make sure that your eye pressures aren’t high. But the majority, if not all, are completely painless and nothing to worry about.

If you want to discuss those treatments and those imaging techniques in more detail then feel free to ring the number in the end of the video, and we can discuss them further.

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About Jaheed Khan

My name is Jaheed Khan and I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Clinica London.

My special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina.

I have over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and have published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions.

In my NHS practice, I am responsible day-to-day for the training of the eye surgeons of the future.