Structure-Function Correlation in Macular Degeneration
To investigate the functional consequences of pathology detected by high-resolution retinal imaging data of visual function will be superimposed onto all topographic and tomographic images of the retina.
Selected morphological features will be validated and their applicability investigated as surrogate markers for future clinical trials in macular diseases.
This approach of an exact point-by-point structure-function correlation of pathology within the central retina may offer unique insights in macular disease mechanisms and may offer a perfect monitoring tool for any type of therapeutic intervention in macular degeneration.
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First published on: April 1, 2010
Last modified on: November 30, 2011