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The Role of Imaging in Monitoring AMD and Predicting Future Progression

Date: Mon 12/04/2021 - Wed 12/04/2023

Provider: Centre For Eye Health

Optometrist Credits: 1 Clinical Diagnostic Credit

Event Type(s): Online

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common, complex and blinding eye disease. Early and intermediate stages are asymptomatic and presentations in one or both eyes pose a wide-ranging 0.4% to 53% risk of progression to advanced AMD in 5 years. In order to maximise visual outcomes, practising optometrists must be able to categorise patients according to their risk of progression, intervene and monitor accordingly.

This lecture provides an overview of how to best detect progression in AMD. Applied imaging and a range of clinical cases will be used to describe the range of often overlooked signs that herald a negative prognosis in AMD and the value of identifying these lesions in a clinical setting.

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