Amsler grid

a chart usually consisting of a grid of black lines on a white background. It is used to detect and monitor problems of central vision affecting the retina, for example in macular disease, which causes a distortion of square edges in its early stages. [M. Amsler (1891–1968), Swiss ophthalmologist]

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