1. How Home Diagnostic Tools Will Alter the Future of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    How Home Diagnostic Tools Will Alter the Future of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    SriniVas R. Sadda, MD, looks to the future at the dawn of home diagnostics and home monitoring for patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration ( wet AMD ) through the promise and anticipated approval of at-home optical coherence tomography (OCT). Dr Sadda sees home OCT as a practice-changing advance in mitigating the burden of frequent office visits for patients and their families and as a part of the treat-and-extend approach, where intervals between office visits can be extended. Dr Sadda envisions a future in which patients can scan themselves at home using OCT technology and pick up the earliest signs of increased ...

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