AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO IMPROVING THE PRIMARY CLINICAL CARE OF PATIENTS WITH EARLY STAGES OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

Grant number: 1091833 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of blindness in Australia. Preventing progression to late AMD is the most valuable approach to reduce vision loss. Evidence-practice gaps exist in the primary clinical care provided to AMD patients. This project will adopt an integrated approach to improve the translation of research evidence by optometrists relating to modifiable risk factors for AMD progression; such factors include smoking, diet and nutritional supplementation.

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