Impact of age-related macular degeneration in patients with glaucoma: understanding the patients' perspective
Simon E Skalicky, Eva Fenwick, Keith R Martin, Jonathan Crowston, Ivan Goldberg, Peter McCluskey
CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to measure the impact of age-related macular degeneration on vision-related activity limitation and preference-based status for glaucoma patients. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Two-hundred glaucoma patients of whom 73 had age-related macular degeneration were included in the research. METHODS: Sociodemographic information, visual field parameters and visual acuity were collected. Age-related macular degeneration was scored using the Age-Related Eye Disease Study system. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Rasch-analysed Glaucoma Activity Limitation-9 and the Visual Function Questionnaire Utility Index measured vision-related activity limit..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
The second author, Dr Eva Fenwick, is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship grant no. 1072987. The Centre for Eye Research Australia receives operational infrastructure support from the Victorian Government.