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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of irreversible vision loss in individuals aged older than 50 years, is classified as either wet (neovascular) or dry (nonneovascular). Inherited variation in the complement factor H gene is a major risk factor for drusen in dry AMD. Here we report that a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence, incidence, and progression of myopia of Chinese children in Hong Kong. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was initially conducted. A longitudinal follow-up study was then conducted 12 months later. RESULTS A total of 7560 children of mean age 9.33 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 9.11-9.45; range, 5-16) participated in(More)
We conducted a genome-wide association study for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in 1,263 affected individuals (cases) and 34,877 controls from Iceland. We identified a common sequence variant at 7q31 (rs4236601[A], odds ratio (OR) = 1.36, P = 5.0 × 10⁻¹⁰). We then replicated the association in sample sets of 2,175 POAG cases and 2,064 controls from(More)
PURPOSE To determine the aqueous levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) in patients with active polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and choroidal neovascularization (CNV) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and pathologic myopia. DESIGN Prospective, comparative control study. (More)
BACKGROUND Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PXS) is regarded as rare in people of Chinese ethnicity but the prevalence of this condition is not known. This epidemiology study was conducted to assess the prevalence of PXS in cataract patients and to report the clinical features present. METHODS Prospective descriptive study conducted in the period from March(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin as a treatment for symptomatic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). DESIGN Prospective consecutive, 2-centered, noncomparative interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-one Asian patients with 22 eyes presenting with serosanguinous maculopathy due to PCV and an(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab in the treatment of idiopathic choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and CNV secondary to central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) or punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, interventional case series. METHODS In an institutional clinical practice, 15(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the variants of 10 genes for association with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in a Chinese population. METHODS A total of 405 unrelated patients with POAG (255 high-tension glaucoma [HTG], 100 normal-tension glaucoma [NTG], and 50 juvenile-onset open-angle glaucoma [JOAG]) and 201 control subjects were recruited. Seventeen variants(More)
AIM To evaluate short term safety of an enhanced photodynamic therapy (PDT) protocol with half dose verteporfin for treating chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS 20 eyes of 18 patients with symptomatic chronic CSC underwent PDT using 3 mg/m2 verteporfin. Verteporfin was infused over 8 minutes followed by indocyanine green angiography(More)
PURPOSE To compare macular thickness measurements obtained from time domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) and spectral domain OCT and to evaluate their repeatability and agreement. METHODS Thirty-five healthy normal subjects were included. In one randomly selected eye in each subject, three serial macular measurements were obtained from a time domain(More)