EFFICACIA DEL TEST DI AMSLER NEGLI STADI PRECOCI DELLA DEGENERAZIONE MACULARE SENILE

Translated title of the contribution: Effectiveness of Amsler grid in early stages of age-related Macular degeneration

G. Vandelli, M. Cacciatori

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Abstract

Age-related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the Western World; this is mainly due to proliferations of choroideal neovascular membranes. The results of fluorescein angiography and Amsler grid performed in 25 eyes, were compared: Amsler grid is able to herald the onset of leakage from subretinal new vessels having high positive and negative predictive values. Any distorsion or blurred area on the grid is an indication for prompt examination. Otherwise, when the test is negative, we can put off fluorescein angiography especially if health of patients dissuades or interferes with tests applying for intravenous solutions.

Translated title of the contributionEffectiveness of Amsler grid in early stages of age-related Macular degeneration
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalAnnali di Ottalmologia e Clinica Oculistica
Volume120
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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