OSLI Retina

July 2020

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420 Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina | Healio.com/OSLIRetina News and Notes News and Notes Home OCT Study Commences for Tracking Wet AMD The first patients have been enrolled in Notal Vision's home-based study with its investigational optical coherence tomography (OCT) remote monitoring device for tracking retinal fluid in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration. The Home OCT program longitudinal study aims to investigate changes in retinal fluid in patients receiving anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treat- ment using patient-initiated retinal OCT scans, a press release said. In the study design, up to 15 patients recruited at Tel Aviv Medical Center and Assuta HaShalom in Tel Aviv, Israel, will perform daily scans of their eyes for 1 month. Scans are automatically uploaded to the Notal Health Cloud where they can be viewed remotely by study investigators. The technology received breakthrough device designation from the FDA in 2018 and is under U.S. Food and Drug Administration review for clearance. An earlier study demonstrated the device's ability to track disease status and that the images provided were sufficient for a human investigator to identify fluid in one of three consecutive tests with a sensitivity of 97% and a specificity of 95%, according to the release. "Home OCT will provide treating physicians with inter-visit disease knowl- edge and help us reduce the treatment and monitoring burden on patients and their caregivers," principal investigator Anat Loewenstein, MD, said. Originally posted on www.Healio.com on June 24, 2020. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina® (ISSN-2325-8160, Canadian BN-12978 0466 RT ) is published 12 times per year by SLACK Incorporated®, and is an official publication of ARVO/ISIE. Publication Office: SLACK Incorporated®, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone (856) 848-1000. 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