Research Assistant: Electroretinography and Subjective Visual Function in Age-Related Macular DegenerationSummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Biology, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
Location: Copenhagen
Lab & Research Session

Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often complain of a worsening of their central vision. However, objective measures of visual function may not always correspond with a patient’s self-perceived visual abilities. VFQ-39 is a validated means of assessing subjective visual function and multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) is a relatively recent, clinic-based investigation used in assessing central retinal function. By using these two techniques, it may be possible to correlate subjective with objective measures of visual function. Patients are recruited from eye outpatients, Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde and the visual function questionnaire, VFQ-39 (English language version), multifocal ERG (mfERG) will be used as methods.


Torben Lykke Sørensen

DIS Summer Faculty

M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1999). DM.Sci. (University of Copenhagen, 2004). Associate professor at University of Copenhagen. Chief Physician in Ophthalmology, Roskilde Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). Former research fellow at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. With DIS since 2005.