Increased Risk of Parkinson Disease Following a Diagnosis of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To investigate the risk for Parkinson disease during a 3-year follow-up period after a diagnosis of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using a nationwide population-based dataset in Taiwan.Design: A retrospective matched-cohort study.Methods: We identified 877subjects with neovascular AMD as the study cohort and randomly selected 8770 subjects for a comparison cohort. Each subject was individually followed for a 3-year period to identify those who subsequently developed Parkinson disease. Stratified Cox proportional hazard regressions were performed as a means of comparing the 3-year risk of subsequent Parkinson disease between the study and comparison cohorts.Results: The incidence rate of Parkinson disease (Read more...)

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