Welcome to AMD Update!
It is estimated that 15 million people in the United States have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with more than 1.75 million having advanced disease (defined as neovascular AMD or geographic atrophy); the number with advanced disease is expected to climb to almost 3 million by the year 2020. AMD is the leading cause of blindness in adults over 55 years of age.
AMD Update is a monthly e-newsletter dedicated to bringing to the ophthalmologist the latest and most useful clinical information and literature reviews on the management of AMD in a quick, easy to review format. The articles are written by a variety of authors in order to draw upon a wealth of expertise.
We hope that you will find the information timely and applicable to your practice, and that you will look forward to each issue.
Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH, Editor
We are pleased to have Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH as Editor of AMD Update.
Dr. Scott received both her medical degree and her master’s in public health degree from Johns Hopkins University. She completed ophthalmology residency training, fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases and chief residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, where she stayed as Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor with tenure. Dr. Scott is currently Professor of Ophthalmology and Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine, where she also serves as the Ophthalmology Residency Program Director. Dr. Scott serves as Co-Chair of the Standard Care versus Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) Study funded by the National Eye Institute, serves as the Chair of the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Retina Panel of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters.