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Assessment and Management of AMD: Referral Refinement Part 4
Dates: 20/05/2011 to 17/06/2011
Pass Mark: 60%
The previous article in this series outlined the key features of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that is responsible for more than half of all registrations as sight-impaired or severely sight-impaired in the UK. A review of treatments showed that medical intervention is currently only available for those with the active, wet form of the disease. Although those with early AMD (also known as age-related maculopathy - ARM), dry AMD (geographic atrophy), and end stage wet AMD are not responsive to current medical treatments, they still present at optometric practices requiring management. This article provides an overview of the optometric assessment of patients with suspected ARM and AMD, and appropriate management of these patients.
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