A clinical test of dark adaptation for age-related macular degeneration

Project Details

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a  common progressive disease that is becoming increasingly significant in our  ageing population. Given recent developments in the treatment of the disease,  there is a need for a functional test that can detect AMD early, that can monitor progression, and that can monitor treatment efficacy in clinical trials. There  is evidence that cone dark adaptation is affected early in AMD, together with  the normally rapid recovery of cones during dark adaptation, makes the  measurement of cone dark adaptation a viable option in the time-constrained  clinical setting. This project will aim to develop and verify such a test.

Research Group

Retinal Structure and Function Laboratory



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Sensory Neuroscience, Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan



Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Optometry and Vision Sciences

Unit / Centre

Retinal Structure and Function Laboratory