Incidence and Progression of Reticular Drusen in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Findings from an Older Australian Cohort – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To assess the 15-year incidence and progression of reticular drusen and associations of this lesion with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk factors.Design: Population-based cohort.Participants: Blue Mountains Eye Study participants (n = 3654) 49 years of age and older attended baseline examinations; of these, 75.8%, 76.7%, and 56.1% of survivors attended 5-year, 10-year, and 15-year follow-up examinations, respectively.Methods: Color retinal photographs were obtained and comprehensive questionnaires were administered at each visit, and DNA samples were genotyped. Fundus autofluorescence images were not available. Reticular drusen identified from photographs were confirmed with side-by-side grading using the Wisconsin AMD grading protocol. Incidence was assessed (Read more...)

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