Clinical Classification of Age-related Macular Degeneration

Objective: To develop a clinical classification system for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Design: Evidence-based investigation, using a modified Delphi process. Participants: Twenty-six AMD experts, 1 neuro-ophthalmologist, 2 committee chairmen, and 1 methodologist. Methods: Each committee member completed an online assessment of statements summarizing current AMD classification criteria, indicating agreement or disagreement with each statement on a 9-step scale. The group met, reviewed the survey results, discussed the important components of a clinical classification system, and defined new data analyses needed to refine a classification system. After the meeting, additional data (Read more...)

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