Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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