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Welcome to DOCET’s podcast Sound Optometry, hosted by Michelle Hanratty, an IP optometrist with 20 years’ experience on the high street and in hospital. Each month, with case studies and in-depth conversations, we will be exploring topics that matter the most to you as optometrists and are relevant for everyday practice.

Episode 6 - Medical Retina

Medical retina is a fascinating topic and, in this episode, the focus is on age-related macular degeneration (AMD). To begin with, we hear from a patient that was referred by his optometrist for wet AMD eight years ago and learn about his subsequent experience in accessing treatment.  Michelle Hanratty then explores the referral, investigation, and management of wet macular degeneration with consultant ophthalmologist Rupal Morjaria before moving onto the developments in gene therapy for macula conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa. 

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Last published: September 2021

    Learning objectives

    • 1.1.1 Obtains relevant history and information relating to general health, medication, family history and lifestyle in patients presenting with a suspected age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

    • 2.10.1 Work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, ensuring that your communication is clear and effective so that patients with age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa receive appropriate care and support.

    • 6.1.2  To be able to interpret and investigate the presenting symptoms of a patient with age-related macular degeneration.

    • 6.1.9 Manages patients presenting with macular degeneration.

      Unit 1 - Medical retina audio track (~27 min)