Driving vision in patients with neovascular AMD in anti-VEGF treatment

Nanna Jo Herløv Baselius, Troels Brynskov, Mads Krüger Falk, Torben Lykke Sørensen, Yousif Subhi

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PURPOSE: To report real-world experiences on driving vision in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) undergoing intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment.

METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of treatment-naïve patients with neovascular AMD commenced in anti-VEGF treatment (n = 416) and followed for 4 years in a pro re nata treatment regimen. Monocular best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) measured using ETDRS was performed on the treatment eye at all visits and on the fellow eye at baseline, every 6 months, and upon any patient-reported change in vision. Driving vision was defined as BCVA in the best-seeing eye of ≥70 ETDRS letters (equivalent to ≥0.5 Snellen) corresponding to the minimum BCVA required in many countries.

RESULTS: Driving vision was present in 280 patients (67%) and was sustained in 86%, 74%, 65% and 59% of the patients at 1, 2, 3 and 4 years, respectively. Lower BCVA in the best-seeing eye predicted loss of driving vision. In patients without driving vision at baseline, driving vision was regained in 29%, 36%, 39% and 41% of the patients at 1, 2, 3 and 4 years, respectively; but only 35% sustained driving vision after the first year. Lower age and higher BCVA in best-seeing eye predicted regain of driving vision.

CONCLUSION: Driving vision can be sustained in the majority of the patients if they have driving vision at baseline. This study provides important prognostic information for patients with neovascular AMD.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)e1360-e1365
Antal sider6
TidsskriftActa ophthalmologica
Vol/bind99
Udgave nummer8
Tidlig onlinedato5 mar. 2021
DOI
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2021

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