M&S Technologies Adds the Amsler Grid to the Smart System® Tablet

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A Simple But Effective Way to Screen Patients for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Near Testing on the M&S Tablet

The Amsler grid is a straightforward, powerful test to help diagnose AMD, and early detection is critical.

M&S Technologies, the first name in computerized vision testing systems, has just added yet another test to the suite of near tests developed for the Smart System Tablet.

AMD is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in the U.S. for adults over age 60. There are two types of AMD: wet (neovascular) and dry (atrophic). There is no cure for AMD, but new treatments are available for the wet form of the disease. Unfortunately, there is no treatment for dry AMD, but training and special devices can promote independence and a return to favorite activities.

One of the first signs of AMD can be blurred or missing areas of vision, or seeing straight lines as wavy, broken or distorted. The Amsler Grid can help detect these symptoms. Early detection of wet AMD is critical because laser treatment is most successful when performed before damage occurs. Since dry AMD can lead to wet AMD, most patients should use the Amsler Grid.

“While advanced technology can certainly improve upon old-fashioned modes of testing, sometimes a simple test is all you need. The Amsler grid is a straightforward, powerful test to help diagnose AMD, and early detection is critical.” - Joe Marino, President

About M&S Technologies:

Founded in 1990, M&S Technologies is a software company specializing in visual testing systems and dedicated to developing the very best products for eye-care professionals, optometry schools and universities, and products used in clinical trials. To date, over 23,000 systems are in use across 39 countries with a growing network that includes 23 distributors and several strategic industry alliances. Superior service, industry-leading technology and products that define the cutting edge have been the hallmarks of M&S for over 20 years.

For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Crabb
Marketing Coordinator
M&S Technologies, Inc.


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