WHAT IS WET AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most frequent cause of vision loss among people 50 years and older in the Western world. Many older people are unaware that they have AMD and may not notice that their vision is deteriorating, particularly if only one eye is affected. Other people may fail to report vision loss because they believe it to be an inevitable consequence of aging. If patients with certain types of AMD are to benefit from recent developments in treatment, it is important that the condition be diagnosed as early as possible.

If you are at high risk for developing wet AMD, you can now take a proactive approach to your eye health.

ForeseeHome™

ForeseeHome AMD Monitoring Program is intended for use in the detection and characterization of central and paracentral metamorphopsia  (visual distortion) in patients with AMD. It acts as an aid in monitoring the progression of disease factors. With early detection, treatment is more possible for AMD and better protects good, functional vision. This monitoring program is home-based and meant to be used in conjunction with routine eye exams at your doctor’s office. Dr. Rapkin is the only ophthalmologist in Eastern Indiana that offers this program.

Foresee can often detect small changes in vision before you notice any symptoms yourself. With this program, you can test your eyes daily with the test only taking 3 minutes per eye. The results are automatically transmitted to the ForeseeHome Data Monitoring Center through a built-in cellular modem or phone line. The test results are compared to a normative database and to your personal baseline. If a statistically significant change in your test results is detected, Dr. Rapkin will be notified so he can schedule an appoint with you.

For more information about Foresee or AMD visit ForeseeHome’s website or call Retina Consultants!

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

Call us to schedule an appointment at (765) 254-1944.

What to Expect on Your First Visit
The patient procedure concerning paperwork and insurance is the same as for your normal eye doctor. At Retina Consultants, the patient’s pupil will be dilated and therefore you will need to arrange for a driver. This is true for all patients at all visits.

If you are at high risk for developing wet AMD, you can now take a proactive approach to your eye health. Frequent monitoring with the ForeseeHome™ AMD Monitoring Program provides a safety net for monitoring changes in your vision between office visits, allowing your doctor to detect and diagnose wet AMD at its earliest stage.