Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management
Wet age-related macular degeneration
Dr Shilpa Kodati BSc, MBBS, Dr Faye Barampouti MD, FRCOphth
Foundation Years Journal, volume 4, issue 6, p.16 (123Doc Education, London, June 2010)
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the Western world. It is classified as either dry or wet macular degeneration. Wet macular degeneration is a particularly devastating condition responsible for the majority of blind registration in the United Kingdom. Recent advances in the management of wet macular degeneration are enabling therapies to provide not only stabilisation but also improvement in patients' visual function. This article will provide an insight into the presentation, diagnosis and management of this condition.
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Dr Shilpa Kodati BSc, MBBS
Charing Cross Hospital
Dr Faye Barampouti MD, FRCOphth
Watford General Hospital
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