Robert P Finger

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quality of life in age-related macular degeneration: a review of available vision-specific psychometric tools
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Qual Life Res 17:559-74. 2008
  2. doi request reprint The impact of the severity of vision loss on vision-related quality of life in India: an evaluation of the IND-VFQ-33
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:6081-8. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Visual functioning and quality of life under low luminance: evaluation of the German Low Luminance Questionnaire
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:8241-9. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment on quality of life in neovascular age-related macular degeneration
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Ophthalmology 121:1246-51. 2014
  5. pmc Visual impairment as a function of visual acuity in both eyes and its impact on patient reported preferences
    Robert P Finger
    Center for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e81042. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of anti-VEGF treatment response in neovascular age-related macular degeneration
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany Electronic address
    Surv Ophthalmol 59:1-18. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint Regular provision of outreach increases acceptance of cataract surgery in South India
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 16:1268-75. 2011
  8. pmc The impact of successful cataract surgery on quality of life, household income and social status in South India
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e44268. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Rasch analysis reveals problems with multiplicative scoring in the macular disease quality of life questionnaire
    Robert P Finger
    Center for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ophthalmology 119:2351-7. 2012
  10. pmc The relative impact of vision impairment and cardiovascular disease on quality of life: the example of pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Ernst Abbe Strasse 2, D 53127, Bonn, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:113. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Quality of life in age-related macular degeneration: a review of available vision-specific psychometric tools
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Qual Life Res 17:559-74. 2008
    ..Against this background, the multitude of psychometric tools used to measure QoL in AMD was reviewed...
  2. doi request reprint The impact of the severity of vision loss on vision-related quality of life in India: an evaluation of the IND-VFQ-33
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:6081-8. 2011
    ..To validate the 33-item Indian Vision Functioning Questionnaire (IND-VFQ-33), a vision-specific scale, and determine the relationship between the severity of vision impairment (VI) and vision-related quality of life (VRQoL)...
  3. doi request reprint Visual functioning and quality of life under low luminance: evaluation of the German Low Luminance Questionnaire
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:8241-9. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment on quality of life in neovascular age-related macular degeneration
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia Electronic address
    Ophthalmology 121:1246-51. 2014
    ..To assess the impact of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment in routine medical practice on vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  5. pmc Visual impairment as a function of visual acuity in both eyes and its impact on patient reported preferences
    Robert P Finger
    Center for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e81042. 2013
    ..To assess the impact of VA loss on patient reported utilities taking both eyes into account compared to taking only the better or the worse eye into account...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of anti-VEGF treatment response in neovascular age-related macular degeneration
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany Electronic address
    Surv Ophthalmol 59:1-18. 2014
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Regular provision of outreach increases acceptance of cataract surgery in South India
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Trop Med Int Health 16:1268-75. 2011
    ....
  8. pmc The impact of successful cataract surgery on quality of life, household income and social status in South India
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    PLoS ONE 7:e44268. 2012
    ..To explore the hypothesis that sight restoring cataract surgery provided to impoverished rural communities will improve not only visual acuity and vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) but also poverty and social status...
  9. doi request reprint Rasch analysis reveals problems with multiplicative scoring in the macular disease quality of life questionnaire
    Robert P Finger
    Center for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Ophthalmology 119:2351-7. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc The relative impact of vision impairment and cardiovascular disease on quality of life: the example of pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Ernst Abbe Strasse 2, D 53127, Bonn, Germany
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 9:113. 2011
    ..To investigate the impact of pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE), a rare hereditary disease of concurrent vision impairment (VI) and cardiovascular complications (CVCs), on vision-related (VRQoL) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...
  11. doi request reprint Incidence of blindness and severe visual impairment in Germany: projections for 2030
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:4381-9. 2011
    ..Thus, the database of Germany's largest state's blind registry was used to estimate current incidence rates (IR) and to project rates for Germany in 2010 and 2030...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of the severity of vision loss on vision-specific functioning in a German outpatient population - an observational study
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 249:1245-53. 2011
    ..To validate the German-translated VF-14, a vision-specific scale, and determine the relationship between the severity of vision impairment, ocular conditions, and visual functioning...
  13. doi request reprint The impact of vision impairment on vision-specific quality of life in Germany
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:3613-9. 2011
    ..To validate the German-translated Impact of Vision Impairment (IVI) questionnaire, a vision-specific quality of life (QoL) scale, and determine the relationship between the severity of vision impairment, ocular conditions, and VRQoL...
  14. ncbi request reprint Apheresis for idiopathic sudden hearing loss: reviewing the evidence
    Robert P Finger
    Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Clin Apher 21:241-5. 2006
    ..In conclusion, plasmapheresis is a promising new treatment for ISHL but more basic data on ISHL, and on apheresis applications for ISHL, are needed to safely assess treatment outcomes and possible future applications...
  15. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic sudden hearing loss: contradictory clinical evidence, placebo effects and high spontaneous recovery rate--where do we stand in assessing treatment outcomes?
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Neuss City Hospital, Neuss, Germany
    Acta Otolaryngol 126:1124-7. 2006
    ..Further research is warranted, taking some key recommendations into consideration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cataracts in India: current situation, access, and barriers to services over time
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:112-8. 2007
    ..Despite the increase in service availability and heightened outreach screening efforts, blindness has not decreased and uptake of offered cataract surgery services is suboptimal...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cataract surgery in Andhra Pradesh state, India: an investigation into uptake following outreach screening camps
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for International Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    Ophthalmic Epidemiol 14:327-32. 2007
    ..Against this background, the decision making processes leading to the uptake of cataract surgery services offered during outreach screening camps were investigated in people with cataract in India...
  18. doi request reprint Fundus autofluorescence in Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Retina 29:1496-505. 2009
    ..Changes in Bruch membrane lead to progressive atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), secondary CNVs, and visual loss. The RPE-photoreceptor complex was studied in vivo using fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging...
  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of intravitreal bevacizumab for choroidal neovascularization secondary to angioid streaks in pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Retina 31:1268-78. 2011
    ..To investigate the long-term effectiveness of intravitreal bevacizumab for treating active choroidal neovascularizations in pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)...
  20. doi request reprint Spectral domain optical coherence tomography in adult-onset vitelliform macular dystrophy with cuticular drusen
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Retina 30:1455-64. 2010
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Assessing disutility associated with diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema and associated visual impairment using the Vision and Quality of Life Index
    Eva K Fenwick
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, The University of Melbourne, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia
    Clin Exp Optom 95:362-70. 2012
    ..Therefore, we assessed the impact of DR, diabetic macular oedema (DME) and associated visual impairment on vision-related QoL (VRQoL) using a vision-specific MAUI...
  22. doi request reprint Patients' preferences in treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration in clinical routine
    Robert P Finger
    Center for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Br J Ophthalmol 96:997-1002. 2012
    ..To assess the effect of ranibizumab treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD) on patients' preferences and vision-related quality of life (VRQoL) in a routine clinical setting...
  23. doi request reprint Monthly ranibizumab for choroidal neovascularizations secondary to angioid streaks in pseudoxanthoma elasticum: a one-year prospective study
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Am J Ophthalmol 152:695-703. 2011
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of monthly intravitreal ranibizumab for the treatment of choroidal neovascularizations (CNV) secondary to angioid streaks (AS) in pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a vision-related utility instrument: the German vision and quality of life index
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:1289-94. 2013
    ..Therefore, we evaluated the psychometric properties of the German version of the Vision and Quality of Life Index (VisQol), a six-item vision-related MAUI...
  25. doi request reprint Treatment of choroidal neovascularization due to angioid streaks: a comprehensive review
    Martin Gliem
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Retina 33:1300-14. 2013
    ..To evaluate different therapies for choroidal neovascularization (CNV) due to angioid streaks (AS)...
  26. doi request reprint Treatment patterns, visual acuity and quality-of-life outcomes of the WAVE study - a noninterventional study of ranibizumab treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration in Germany
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Germany
    Acta Ophthalmol 91:540-6. 2013
    ..To evaluate effectiveness, tolerability and safety of repeated intravitreal injections of 0.5 mg ranibizumab for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration in routine medical practice in Germany...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reading performance is reduced by parafoveal scotomas in patients with macular telangiectasia type 2
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:1366-70. 2009
    ..In an investigation of their significance for reading performance, reading acuity and speed were measured and correlated with parafoveal sensitivity and fixation stability...
  28. pmc Blindness and visual impairment in Germany: a slight fall in prevalence
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Geramny
    Dtsch Arztebl Int 109:484-9. 2012
    ..As the population at large is aging, the prevalence of blindness and visual impairment would be expected to rise. To assess this, we studied prevalence trends in Germany over the past three decades...
  29. doi request reprint High-resolution spectral domain-OCT imaging in geographic atrophy associated with age-related macular degeneration
    Monika Fleckenstein
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 49:4137-44. 2008
    ..To describe morphologic variations in outer retinal layers in eyes with atrophic age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using high-resolution, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT)...
  30. doi request reprint Monthly ranibizumab for nonproliferative macular telangiectasia type 2: a 12-month prospective study
    Peter Charbel Issa
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Am J Ophthalmol 151:876-886.e1. 2011
    ..To investigate the efficacy and safety of intravitreal ranibizumab for the treatment of nonproliferative macular telangiectasia (MacTel) type 2...
  31. doi request reprint Multimodal imaging including spectral domain OCT and confocal near infrared reflectance for characterization of outer retinal pathology in pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Peter Charbel Issa
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:5913-8. 2009
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Prevalence and causes of registered blindness in the largest federal state of Germany
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Ernst Abbe Str 2, 53127 Bonn, Germany
    Br J Ophthalmol 95:1061-7. 2011
    ..5 million people in the federal state of Northrhine) assessing eligibility for an allowance payable to blind people was used to investigate the prevalence and the specific causes of blindness and visual impairment...
  33. ncbi request reprint Choroidal changes associated with bruch membrane pathology in pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Martin Gliem
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Am J Ophthalmol 158:198-207.e3. 2014
    ..To investigate the impact of Bruch membrane pathology on the choroid in pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE)...
  34. doi request reprint General health in Timor-Leste: self-assessed health in a large household survey
    Jaya Earnest
    Centre for International Health, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 33:378-83. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to collect and analyse data on subjectively assessed general health, health service use, migration and mobility patterns...
  35. ncbi request reprint The Retina Hotline: eighteen-month results from a telephone hotline for patients with retinal diseases
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Retina 30:635-9. 2010
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Patients' causal beliefs about diabetic retinopathy
    Eva K Fenwick
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Optom Vis Sci 90:874-82. 2013
    ....
  37. doi request reprint The impact of diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema on health-related quality of life in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    Eva K Fenwick
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 53:677-84. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in type 1 and type 2 diabetes using the EuroQoL EQ-5D generic multi-attribute utility instrument (MAUI)...
  38. pmc Factors associated with knowledge of diabetes in patients with type 2 diabetes using the Diabetes Knowledge Test validated with Rasch analysis
    Eva K Fenwick
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, East Melbourne Victoria, Austrailia
    PLoS ONE 8:e80593. 2013
    ..In patients with Type 2 diabetes, to determine the factors associated with diabetes knowledge, derived from Rasch analysis, and compare results with a traditional raw scoring method...
  39. doi request reprint Pseudoxanthoma elasticum: genetics, clinical manifestations and therapeutic approaches
    Robert P Finger
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    Surv Ophthalmol 54:272-85. 2009
    ..Furthermore, different therapeutic strategies to treat retinal manifestations are discussed, including thermal laser coagulation, photodynamic therapy, and intravitreal injections of drugs inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Therapeutic anti-VEGF in ophthalmology: physiopathology and treatment of age-related macular degeneration]
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for International Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australien
    Pharm Unserer Zeit 36:424-30. 2007
    ..Bei der häufigen neovaskulären Spätform kann ein Sehverlust mittels VEGF-Inhibitoren verhindert und bei einem Teil der Patienten sogar erstmals eine Sehverbesserung erreicht werden...
  41. pmc An update on the ocular phenotype in patients with pseudoxanthoma elasticum
    Martin Gliem
    Department of Ophthalmology, University of Bonn Bonn, Germany
    Front Genet 4:14. 2013
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Reticular pseudodrusen: a risk factor for geographic atrophy in fellow eyes of individuals with unilateral choroidal neovascularization
    Robert P Finger
    Centre for Eye Research Australia, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Electronic address
    Ophthalmology 121:1252-6. 2014
    ..To determine whether reticular pseudodrusen (RPD) confer an increased risk of progression to late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in fellow eyes of those recently diagnosed with unilateral choroidal neovascularization (CNV)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Eye health in East Timor
    Robert P Finger
    Ophthalmology 114:1957-8. 2007