Journal article

Prevalence and characteristics of macular atrophy in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. A study from a long-term observational dataset: the Fight Retinal Blindness! project.

Vincent Daien, Vuong Nguyen, Rohan W Essex, Robin Guymer, Jennifer J Arnold, Marion Munk, Lala Ceklic, Mark C Gillies, Daniel Barthelmes, undefined Fight Retinal Blindness! investigators

British Journal of Ophthalmology | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: To assess the prevalence and characteristics associated with macular atrophy (MA) in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) treated with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors. METHODS: This was a retrospective, cross-sectional study of nAMD eyes that commenced anti-VEGF between January 2006 and August 2016. MA (absent/extrafoveal/subfoveal) was graded by treating practitioners based on multimodal imaging from April 2016. The prevalence of MA over time and risk factors of MA were assessed. RESULTS: The prevalence of MA in a cohort of 1689 eyes was 9.9% (22/222) in eyes within 1 year of starting treatment, 41.5% (71/171) after 5 years and 48.4%..

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