What was the goal of the study?
- A recent systematic review and meta-analysis investigated the diagnostic accuracy of the Amsler grid test for detecting nAMD, widely recommended due to its ease of use and low cost.
What did the study find?
- In 10 studies, the sensitivity and specificity of the Amsler grid to diagnose nAMD versus non-neovascular AMD were reported as low and moderate, respectively.
What were the conclusions?
- Physicians recommending the Amsler grid self-assessment should also encourage patients to undergo regular ophthalmic examination, regardless of Amsler grid results.