Search for dissertations about: "age-related macular degeneration"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the words age-related macular degeneration.

  1. 1. Aspects on Function in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Author : Christina Winther; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : age-related macular degeneration; macula; macular oedema; rarebit; reading test; reading speed; self-test; smartphone application; vision test; visual acuity;

    Abstract : Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of severe visual loss among persons ≥ 60 years. AMD can be categorized in one of three stages: early, intermediate, or late. In early AMD visual symptoms are inconspicuous whereas, in the late stage, severe loss of vision is common. Late AMD has dry and wet forms. READ MORE

  2. 2. Age-related maculopathy and macular degeneration : New diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

    Author : Christina Frennesson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : Age-related maculopathy (ARM) may progress into age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is often disastrous to near vision and reading. Currently used treatment is generally not successful in a long-term perspective. Therefore, searching for an early detection of functional disturbances as well as for prophylactic treatment appears important. READ MORE

  3. 3. Retinal pigment epithelial cells, oxidative stress and lipofuscin : relation to age-related macular degeneration

    Author : Staffan Sundelin; Stefan Seregard; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICINE; MEDICIN;

    Abstract : In developed countries, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of loss of central vision in people over the age of 65. The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) appears to be the site of early pathological changes in AMD. READ MORE

  4. 4. Development and evaluation of a health education programme for elderly persons with age-related macular degeneration

    Author : Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Age-related macular degeneration; visual impairment; elderly; randomised study; daily occupation; occupational dysfunction; focus groups; health education; population study; ordered categorical data; reliability; responsiveness;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to develop and evaluate a health education programme for elderly persons with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). I. READ MORE

  5. 5. Transpupillary thermotherapy and Photodynamic therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

    Author : Anne Odergren; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among elderly in industrialized nations, and promises to extract an even greater toll with the imminent demographic shift. Neovascular AMD (wet AMD) often develops quickly and involves the growth of new blood vessels under the retina (choroidal neovascularization, CNV). READ MORE