Dr. Eric Paulsen of Door County Eye Associates is among the first to offer the AdaptDx test to detect and monitor age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in adults older than 50. The AdaptDx is a simple, non-invasive test that measures the time it takes a patient’s vision to adjust from bright light to darkness, a process known as dark adaptation. With the AdaptDx, Dr. Paulsen can diagnose AMD before any vision loss occurs and put a plan in place to help preserve vision.
“Age-related macular degeneration is a chronic disease that causes part of your retina called the macula to slowly deteriorate as you age,” said Dr. Paulsen. “With the AdaptDx, we can quickly and easily detect AMD in its earliest stages before the patient notices any impairment.”
Dr. Paulsen recommends the AdaptDx to patients age 50 and older, particularly those who have trouble seeing or driving at night. For more information call 920.743.2020.