Monday, April 28, 2014

Genetic Testing for AMD Macular Degeneration

How much health information is too much and when? Many eye disorders, like age related macular degeneration (AMD) are now detectable with genetic testing prior to their causing symptoms, problems and complaints about vision.  So, should you get genetic testing in order to be aware of your likelihood of developing AMD? Or, should you avoid the genetic testing as it can cause anxiety and potentially impact your insurability and/or employability? Consider the fact that while your genes may reflect a greater chance of developing macular degeneration, your genes can’t predict how you will respond to Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Inhibitor injections, which treat AMD.

If you or someone you know wishes to learn more about genetic testing for age related macular degeneration (AMD) they are encouraged to  schedule an eye examination at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visiting Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham located at UAB-Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue S, Suite 501, Birmingham, Alabama 35205