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Macular Degeneration Screening in Primary Care

Purpose:

To screeen a patient in primary care for evidence of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

H35.3

Description:

The primary care physician should consider the diagnosis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in an middle-aged or elderly patient presenting with visual complaints. Screening for the condition should be included as part of the routine physical examination.

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