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The Amsler Grid Test

The Amsler Grid is used to test the macula, the very central part of the retina.  The test is simply a grid made of evenly spaced horizontal and vertical lines.  A small dot is located in the center of the grid for fixation.  Simply follow the instructions below the grid.

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While focusing on the dot in the centre of the grid, with one eye covered, ask yourself the following questions:

If the lines of grid do not look straight or areas appear to be missing and or distorted, you should inform a optometrist.

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