Predicting the advance of macular degeneration
Wednesday, December 3 2014 | 00 h 00 min | Vision Science
Scientists from the University of Stanford have derived a formula for predicting which patients are likely to go blind if not treated.
The new method can also forecast roughly when this would occur. It analyzes data collected by optometrists and ophthalmologists when they perform retinal scans with an imaging technique called optical coherence tomography.
The analysis generates a “risk score” for each patient by focusing, for example, on the area and height of the drusen, the amount of reflectivity at the macular surface and the degree of change in these features over time.
For further information: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141105132034.htm