MAR 22, 2019
Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous
In this 1-Minute video, Dr. Lee Jampol describes the relationship between central subfield thickness and visual acuity. Many ophthalmologists track visual acuity and central subfield thickness to monitor their patients' responses to laser or anti-VEGF treatments. But Dr. Jampol notes that central subfield thickness correlates poorly with present and future visual acuity. In the absence of more accurate predictive tools, OCT readings should continue to be used but should be interpreted with caution. Going forward, better biomarkers are needed to predict visual acuity in these patients.
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