Sydney: Scientists have demonstrated a quick, accurate test for one of the world`s leading causes of blindness, age-related macular degeneration (AMD).The condition can be just as effectively, more rapidly and cheaply diagnosed under bright lights, instead of making patients sit for 20 minutes in a darkened room."AMD accounts for half of the legal blindness cases in Australia," says Ted Maddess, professor from The Vision Centre and The Australian National University. "It affects one in seven people over the age of 50, costing the nation. Globally, it affects 25 to 30 million people.""While current tests for AMD are done in the light, scientists have proposed that it might be better if the patient has their vision adapted to the dark prior to the test," the journal Vision Research quotes him as saying.
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