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Aspects on Function in Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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Title: Aspects on Function in Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Authors: Winther, Christina
Issue Date: 8-Jan-2016
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
Parts of work: I. Christina Winther, Lars Frisén: A compact rarebit test for macular diseases. Br J Ophthalmol 2010; 94: 324-327.
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II. Christina Winther, Lars Frisén: New rarebit vision test captures macular deficits hidden to acuity tests. Acta Ophthalmol 2015; 93: 481-485.
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III. Christina Winther, Lars Frisén: Self-Testing of Vision in Age-Related Macula Degeneration: A Longitudinal Pilot Study Using a Smartphone-Based Rarebit Test. J Ophthalmol 2015 June 1.
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IV. Christina Winther, Lars Frisén: Assessment of spot reading capacity in patients with age-related macular degeneration using printed charts and a new smartphone-based reading test. Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2016-01-29
Disputation: Fredagen den 29 januari 2016, kl.09.00, Mölndalsaulan (V-huset), Mölndals sjukhus
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: age-related macular degeneration
macula
macular oedema
rarebit
reading test
reading speed
self-test
smartphone application
vision test
visual acuity
Abstract: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of severe visual loss among persons ≥ 60 years. AMD can be categorized in one of three stages: early, intermediate, or late. In early AMD visual symptoms are inconspicuous whereas, in the late stage, severe loss of vision is common. Late AMD has dry and wet forms. Wet AMD is a chronic disease with episodes of exacerbation, with varying intervals between relapses. The sooner a new episode of disease activity is discovered and ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9677-5 (PDF)
978-91-628-9676-8 (PRINT)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/40885
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