In the research study an observation of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration
(wet AMD) will be performed.
The term observational study indicates that the current course of therapy and the associated
circumstances will be recorded. In this study, no medical care is changed. Also, no new drugs
This study is being conducted in about 30 centers in Germany. A total of approximately 500
patients will be enrolled. The study is designed for a period of 12 months.
At the beginning and end of the study the physician will document the patient data. Therefore
will be used information from the patient records and documented visits. If such information
is not available in the study center, the otherwise attending ophthalmologist will be
consulted about the vision acuity values and visits in the observation period.
Furthermore, patients are asked to participate in three telephone interviews and fill out
during their visits to the study center a short questionnaire about their current vision and
their well-being. In the telephone interviews will be discussed with the patient about his
wet AMD disease and its treatment, its experience and its perspectives as well as any