2017 AMD community information forumMay 25, 2017
The 2017 AMD community information forum was held on 25 May, at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in East Melbourne. A full house of guests heard about the latest research on this debilitating disease from leading CERA experts.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness and major vision loss in Australia and there is no known cure. It is a problem that is set to increase with the aging of the general population.
Hosted by Professor Robyn Guymer, Deputy Director and Head of the Macular Research Unit with members of her team, Pyrawy Sivarajah, Elizabeth Baglin and Emily Caruso. A wide selection of topics were covered including a new app under trial which can monitor AMD progression at home and alert clinicians of any deterioration.
Topics covered included:
- Exciting App that monitors high risk AMD at home
Pyrawy Sivarajah, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Orthoptist, CERA
- Laser intervention in early age-related macular degeneration (LEAD) study update: Where are we now?
Elizabeth Baglin, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Orthoptist, CERA
- Global studies in dry AMD monitoring and current trials for dry AMD
Emily Caruso, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Orthoptist, CERA
- Q&A panel discussion
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