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Identification of surrogate markers for monitoring disease progression in AMD

Research Unit: Macular
Primary Supervisor: Professor Robyn Guymer
Tel: +613 9929 8393 / Email: rhg@unimelb.edu.au

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that affects the central vision. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in individuals over 50 years of age and is responsible for half of irreversible vision loss in Australia. The focus of the Macular Research Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia is on investigating novel treatments for AMD and new biomarkers for monitoring disease progression. The aim of this project is to investigate the relationships between retinal structure and function in people with AMD using novel multi-modal imaging and state-of-the-art functional testing modalities to identify robust surrogate markers for monitoring disease progression in AMD.


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