Characteristics of Incident Geographic Atrophy in the Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial – Corrected Proof

Objective: To characterize the size, location, conformation, and features of incident geographic atrophy (GA) as detected by annual stereoscopic color photographs and fluorescein angiograms (FAs).Design: Retrospective cohort study within a larger clinical trial.Participants: Patients with bilateral large drusen in whom GA developed during the course of the Complications of Age-related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial (CAPT).Methods: Annual stereoscopic color photographs and FAs were reviewed from 114 CAPT patients in whom GA developed in the untreated eye during 5 to 6 years of follow-up. Geographic atrophy was defined according to the Revised GA Criteria for identifying early GA.23 Color-optimized fundus photographs were (Read more...)

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