Managing Intermediate AMD - Part 1: Stages of AMD

  • Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO

In part one of this three-part webinar, Damon Dierker, OD explains the stages of AMD and why early detection of wet AMD is so important.

Early detection of wet AMD is critical for maintaining a patient’s functional vision (≥20/40). While patients with poor visual acuity at diagnosis regain more letters with anti-VEGF treatment, the majority will not return to functional vision1. The pandemic has made detecting the progression from dry to wet AMD early even more difficult. Remote monitoring with ForeseeHome can help.

Dr. Dierker is the Director of Optometric Services at Eye Surgeons of Indiana and President of the Indiana Optometric Association. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry and has completed fellowship training in consultative optometry. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of eye diseases. In 2007, Dr. Dierker was awarded Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. This prestigious honor is given to only a small number of optometrists throughout the country.


1. Ho AC, Albini TA, Brown DM, Boyer DS, Regillo CD, Heier JS. The potential importance of detection of neovascular age-related macular degeneration when visual acuity is relatively good. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(3):268-73.

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