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Genetic Testing

At Virginia Eyecare Center, we are committed to staying on the forefront of new technology and treatment options. We now offer genetic testing for people with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) or a family history of AMD. Recently, there have been many new studies on the best treatment for AMD, and we have developed a protocol for nutritional supplementation and genetic testing based on those studies. We continue to recommend an annual eye exam, and may recommend more frequent follow up visits based on the results of genetic testing, which gives us a 10 year risk percentage for progression to the more severe form of AMD.

We will also be able to recommend the best nutritional supplementation for you based on your genetics. Individualized treatment can help us to more effectively slow the progression of the disease and monitor your specific risk factors.