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    More than half a million people in the UK are currently affected by AMD, and it accounts for half of all new registered cases of visual impairment each year. With the ageing population, the prevalence of AMD is set to increase.

    This training film examines the causes of AMD and the risk factors, the aetiology and physiology of AMD, examination techniques, existing and new treatments and strategies for management.

    The programme begins with an overview of AMD and an introduction to the SOAP model, moving on to look at symptoms and risk factors, supported by real life patient and optometrist examinations and clinical images. We review anatomy and the development of AMD in the eye, examination techniques following the SOAP framework, and the uses and techniques OCT. Real time images are captured and explained. Management, referral and treatment options are considered and we round up the programme with a brief overview of new and emerging treatments.

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      Learning objectives

      • 1.1.2 Understands the relevance and appropriate questions to ask when examining a patient presenting with symptoms suggestive of macula degeneration.
      • 1.2.4 To be able to effectively explain to a patient with AMD the implications and management options.
      • 2.6.1 To understand the appropriate referral and management of patients presenting with wet and dry AMD.
      • 3.1.3 To be able to understand the best method of examination of the fundus for a patient at risk of AMD.
      • 6.1.1 To understand the risk factors for AMD.
      • 6.1.9 To understand the investigation and management of patients presenting with AMD and so refer and advise them appropriately.
      • 6.1.11 To understand the various options for treatment of wet AMD.
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        Unit 1 - Introduction, symptoms & risk factors (~13 mins)

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          Unit 2 - Anatomy (~7 mins)

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            Unit 3 - Examination techniques (~12 mins)

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              Unit 4 - Management and referral (~13 mins)

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              Unit 5 - Treatment & New developments (~6 mins)

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