CURRENT CONCEPTS AND MODALITIES FOR MONITORING THE FELLOW EYE IN NEOVASCULAR AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION An Expert Panel Consensus


Wong T. Y. , Lanzetta P., Bandello F., Eldem B., Navarro R., Lovestam-Adrian M., ...Daha Fazla

RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES, cilt.40, ss.599-611, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/iae.0000000000002768
  • Dergi Adı: RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.599-611

Özet

Purpose: The presence of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) in one eye is a major risk factor for the development of disease in the fellow eye. Several methods exist to help physicians monitor the fellow eye, with new technologies becoming increasingly available. Methods: We provide an overview of modalities for nAMD monitoring, including advances in home-based options, and review their utility for fellow-eye monitoring, based on a review of the literature and a consensus of retinal experts. Results: Studies demonstrate the importance of early detection of nAMD in the fellow eye so that interventions can be made before significant vision loss occurs. A series of techniques exist for the early detection of nAMD including chart-based methods and imaging devices. The increased availability of home-based methods has presented an opportunity for patients to monitor their vision at home. Conclusion: Frequent monitoring of the fellow eye in patients with unilateral nAMD is of critical importance to prevent vision loss and maintain quality of life. Patients should be examined every 3 to 4 months from the time of choroidal neovascularization diagnosis and encouraged to monitor their vision at home using home-based technologies where available, to provide the best opportunity for early detection.