AdaptDx Pro Used to Test AMD | Professional Vision
Dr. Ann Gallagher and the staff of Professional Vision are excited to announce the adoption of the AdaptDx Pro™ test as part of their effort to detect and monitor age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The AdaptDx Pro is an innovative, wearable headset that offers a simple, non-invasive test to measure the time it takes a patient’s vision to adjust from bright light to darkness, a process known as dark adaptation.
As one of the first signs of AMD, dark adaptation testing using the AdaptDx Pro, will provide clinicians at Professional Vision the ability to diagnose AMD before vision loss occurs – and put a plan in place to help preserve vision.
What is AMD?
“Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of adult blindness, and more than twice as common as glaucoma. It is a chronic disease that causes a part of your retina, called the macula, to slowly deteriorate as you get older making it difficult to recognize faces, read, watch TV, and drive,” said Dr. Ann Gallagher. “Many of our patients over age 50 have trouble seeing or driving at night – which can be the first symptom of AMD. With the AdaptDx Pro, we are able to quickly and easily measure dark adaptation to detect AMD in its earliest stages, which is critical to delaying vision loss.”
AdaptDx Pro Testing for AMD in Ellicott City, Maryland
Dr. Ann Gallagher recommends AdaptDx Pro testing to patients over age 50, particularly those who have trouble seeing or driving at night. Other than age, risk factors for AMD include a family history of the disease, Caucasian race, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or cardiovascular disease.
“We are very excited to have this technology in our office as it provides a very patient-friendly test experience and helps us identify AMD in its earliest stages,” said Dr. Ann Gallagher. “While there isn’t a cure for AMD yet, there are lifestyle changes and supplements that have a proven track record of delaying the progression of the disease.”
With the AdaptDx Pro, patients can be tested right in the exam room and there is no need for pupil dilation. The test is directed by Theia™, a built-in artificial intelligence technician, who provides gentle coaching instructions to the patient throughout the test. The AdaptDx Pro is also outfitted with one-time use Comfort Guards™, a disposable hygienic cover for the eye cups to ensure a clean test environment for each patient.
About AdaptDx Pro
AdaptDx Pro™ guided by Theia™ is a revolutionary, head-mounted automated dark adaptometer. Advanced, precision eye tracking technology automatically aligns with the eye to capture an accurate measurement of dark adaptation function. Our friendly on-board technician, Theia, guides patients through the test. Powered by artificial intelligence, she delivers a uniform experience, every time. Her adaptive coaching ensures consistent, reliable results.
The AdaptDx Pro conforms easily to your space and workflow by eliminating the need for a darkroom. Its custom eyecups form a light-proof seal, creating a personal darkroom. You can even run multiple tests at the same time with multiple devices. This combines the game-changing science of dark adaptation testing with patient comfort and convenience.