2014 Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Information ForumOctober 09, 2014
Head of the Macular Research Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA), Professor Robyn Guymer, hosted an Age-Related Macular Degeneration information forum on 9 October 2014.
Macular degeneration is a major cause of severe vision loss in Australian adults aged 50-plus. It is a progressive disease that causes the loss of central vision, and affects your ability to read, drive, and recognises faces.
Professor Guymer spoke about the new trials being developed for AMD and current developments in research.
CERA Research Fellow, Zhichao Wu, spoke about the new technologies enabling self detection of macular degeneration.
CERA Clinical Trials Coordinator, Emily Caurso, talked about the Laser Intervention in Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration (LEAD) study. CERA is the coordinating centre and lead investigative site for a world first trial of nanosecond laser intervention in high-risk, early AMD. The laser has been specially developed to treat retinal diseases including early AMD.
To view the slides from the event please click on the links below:
- “New technologies enabling self-detection of macular degeneration” [69MB]
Dr Zhichao Wu, PhD Candidate, Optometrist and Research Fellow, CERA
- “Laser intervention in Early Age Related Macular Degeneration”– LEAD study” [9.5MB]
Ms Emily Caruso, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Orthoptist, CERA
To listen to an audio recording of the event, click the orange button.