The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Guidelines on AMD

Executive Summary

U Chakravarthy; M Williams; AMD Guidelines Group


Eye. 2013;27(12):1429-1431. 

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition in older adults. Since publication of the last guidelines in 2009, new data have emerged on the management of AMD and novel solutions have been tested to meet the ongoing challenge of AMD service demands. Thus, there are compelling reasons to update the College guidelines on AMD. This is a summary of the guidelines. The full guidelines are available at

The purposes of the guidelines are to set the standards for best practice, to educate medical trainees, to inform patients, carers, and consumer organisations, to act as a benchmark for service planning by providers, to guide commissioners, and to set national standards for audit.