Complete Eye Care is excited to announce that we are now doing genetic testing for patients at risk for losing vision from Macular Degeneration.
This technology is amazing. For the first time ever, we can predict which patients are at risk of losing vision from Macular Degeneration. The testing is simple. We use a small brush to swab the inside of the cheek. Next we send that sample to the lab. About 4-6 weeks later, we receive the results and interpret the data.
Based on advanced genetic studies, there are 5 classifications for macular risk. If you are in category 1, you only have a 3% chance of developing sight threatening macular disease. However, if your tests come back as category 5, you have a 90% chance of losing vision due to macular disease.
Macular Risk testing is appropriate for any patient who has a family history of the disease or who has macular disease. The test can be performed on patients any age, including infants.
If you have early macular signs clinically, we have found that most insurance will cover the cost.
To learn more about the disease of Macular Degeneration, go to our website at wordpress.seemorelivebetter.com.