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The Macustat Test: Is Your Retina Healthy?

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The retina is the engine for your vision
The retina is a delicate neural tissue which covers the inside of the eye. It contains the photoreceptors which process visual information to the brain. When we say we have 20/20 vision we mean that our retina and photoreceptors function normally.
Macustat can change the odds against AMD and Diabetic Retinopathy
There are more than 11 million people with dry and wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) who are at risk of progressive blinding disease. In addition, more than 20 million Americans have diabetes with 60% of Type 2 diabetics and nearly 100% of Type 1 diabetics manifesting some retinal damage (diabetic retinopathy) towards the later stages of their disease. In fact. almost 30% of late-stage diabetes may lead to diabetic macular edema which can affect the central vision and impair function. For all these, and everyone over 50 years of age, who is concerned with the risk of these serious conditions, Macustat can make a difference and put them in control simply with a click of the mouse.
What is Macustat?
There are a number of diseases that lead to retinal dysfunction and blindness such as AMD and Diabetic Macular Edema. Early on, prior to any symptoms, there are subtle changes in the retina function such as tiny dark spots, blots and irregularities which are hard to detect and rarely get noticed. Online telemonitoring of retinal function with Macustat can be sight saving- it can detect subtle defects months or years before they become manifest.

Macustat is the next generation precision technology for automated macular function testing. It is a major technological advance over the paper-based Amsler Grid test, which is currently the only recommended option for routine self-screening for AMD.
Who needs Macustat?
Anyone at risk for macular degeneration – usually people over 50 years of age. Particularly people with dry or wet AMD who can have as high as 10 times the risk of vision loss. If you have dry AMD, Macustat could help for the detection of wet AMD. If you have wet AMD in one eye, Macustat can help you monitor your vision in the affected eye, as well as the second eye which can be 8 times more likely to progress to wet AMD. With Macustat, you can stay in control. Macustat is not a medical diagnostic or a substitution for a medical exam. It is a home screening tool for macular function and central vision quality which can alert for early problems and prompt timely medical care.
How do I start?
You can start testing right away after you register. Your information is confidential and results will be sent to your email account.