1. Optical Coherence Tomography for the Monitoring of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Optical Coherence Tomography for the Monitoring of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Topic To compare the accuracy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) with alternative tests for monitoring neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and detecting disease activity among eyes previously treated for this condition. Clinical Relevance Traditionally, fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA) has been considered the reference standard to detect nAMD activity, but FFA is costly and invasive. Replacement of FFA by OCT can be justified if there is a substantial agreement between tests. Methods Systematic review and meta-analysis. The index test was OCT. The comparator tests were visual acuity, clinical evaluation (slit lamp), Amsler chart, color fundus photographs, infrared reflectance, red-free images and ...

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