How is AMD diagnosed?

Like a routine eye test, your eyes will need to be examined under a special microscope, normally after dilating drops have been applied to enlarge your pupils.

An OCT or Optical Coherence Topography will measure and map the layers of the retina to provide the Edinburgh Eye Surgeon with the detail and information required.

In some cases, a Fluorescein Angiogram will be required. This involves injecting a small amount of yellow dye into the back of your hand and as the dye flows through the veins, it allows the vessels at the back of the eye to be photographed.