The 37th Annual Macula Society Meeting gets under way this morning at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Until Saturday, the members of this medical forum and some expert guests will address the most notable aspects of developments in retinal and macular research.
On Thursday 20 February, Dr. Jordi Monés, the Medical Director and Opthalmologist specialising in the macula, retina and vitreous at the Barcelona Macula Foundation, and a member of the Macula Society, will chair the session on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) in its dry form. In addition, Dr. Monés will give a talk entitled “Impact of a lesion size-derived classification of geographic atrophy in progression rate”. Here, he will demonstrate the importance of the basal size of the lesion in its progression through a new classification of geographic atrophy secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration of an atrophic type.
Dr. Monés will stress that in-depth knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of atrophic lesions is highly important when predicting prognosis of the disease and designing future clinical trials.
The Macula Society is a forum for sharing new research into retinal and macular diseases. Founded in 1977, its members are accepted on the basis of strict criteria, which include extensive contribution to retinal literature. As well as its annual meeting, the Macula Society recognises outstanding achievement by its members through awards and lectures.