• Is macular pigment screening part of a routine eye examination? 


    Question:
    Is macular pigment screening recommended as part of a routine eye examination? 
     

    Answer:
    Macular pigment optical density is not typically part of a routine eye exam, but a comprehensive eye exam does fully evaluate the retina and your retinal health.  If there are reasons to suspect degenerative disease of the macula, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), more specialized testing like optical density may be done. 

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