The authors looked at macular lesions in eyes with newly diagnosed exudative age-related macular degeneration. The eyes of 23 patients were included and tested for visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, microperimetry, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography. The findings indicated decreased retinal sensitivity correlated significantly with the presence of choroidal neovascularisation, haemorrhage, subretinal tissue and retinal pigment epithelium elevation. The most important OCT parameter was the thickness of the retinal pigment epithelium elevation.

Correlation between components of newly diagnosed exudative age-related macular degeneration lesion and focal retinal sensitivity.
Hautamaki AH, Oikkonen J, Onkamo, et al.
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Nana Theodorou

BMedSCi (Hons) PhD, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Research Office, 11 Broomfield Road, Sheffield, S10 2SE, UK.

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