The Relationship of Atherosclerosis to the 10-Year Cumulative Incidence of Age-related Macular Degeneration: The Beaver Dam Studies – Corrected Proof

Objective: To describe the relationships of intima–media thickness (IMT), plaque in the carotid artery, angina, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke to the 10-year cumulative incidence of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and progression of AMD. Design: Cohort study. Participants: A total of 1700 persons aged 53 to 96 years who participated in both the Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study and the Beaver Dam Eye Study in 1998–2000, with photographs gradable for AMD at 5-year (2003–2005) and 10-year (2008–2010) follow-up examinations. Methods: The IMT and presence of plaque were assessed using B-mode ultrasonography of the carotid artery. Presence of (Read more...)

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