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Unveiling Preclinical Idiopathic Macular Hole Formation (IMH_2012)

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Last updated:1st Jul 2014

A macular hole is a rupture in the macula. In terms of pathogenesis, as much as 80% are idiopathic (Idiopathic Macular Hole, IMH). The normal incidence of this condition is about 0.17%; however, there is a 10-29% chance of development of a macular hole in the fellow eye of patients suffering from unilateral macular hole.

Our hypothesis is that embedded in the topography of the retina is information that can allow for discrimination between healthy eyes and eyes with an increased risk of developing IMH. As such, our work aims to develop a system that allows the automatic identification of these eyes.

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Study start date 2014-07-01

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