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BACKGROUND HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors are ubiquitous in our community yet their potential role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains to be determined. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of simvastatin on AMD progression and the effect modification by polymorphism in apolipoprotein E (ApoE) and complement(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the potential of psychophysical assessments of retinal function to provide diagnostic biomarkers of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS Unilateral visual function was assessed in 221 participants (72.86 ± 9.94 years; 67% women) with early AMD (visual acuity better than 20/60) and 109 controls (73.07 ± 10.32 years; 65%(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between clinical macular changes and retinal function in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS We recruited 357 participants with visual acuity of better than 20/60 in the study eye, including 64 individuals with normal fundi and 293 AMD participants classified into 12 subgroups(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the longitudinal changes in flicker perimetry in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as the condition progresses from early AMD to geographic atrophy (GA) or choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHODS Patients with AMD and control subjects were recruited from a longitudinal study of retinal function in early AMD(More)
The apolipoprotein E gene (APOE) has been found to be associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Reported associations have been questioned, as they are opposite those for Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular disease. The authors examined associations between APOE genotype and AMD using a case-control study (2,287 cases and 2,287 controls(More)
PURPOSE The relationship between clinical severity of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and macular function has not been well established. In this study, we investigated the correlation between clinical severity and functional deficits as detected by static and flicker perimetry. METHODS This cross-sectional study consisted of 279 AMD subjects and(More)
Genetic variation in the gene encoding complement factor H (CFH) on chromosome 1q31 has repeatedly been associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD); however, previous studies have had inadequate numbers of participants across a sufficiently wide age range to determine whether the association varies by age. We conducted a(More)
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of total hip replacement, accounting for more than 80% of all total hip replacements. Emerging evidence suggests that osteoarthritis has a chronic inflammatory component to its pathogenesis similar to age-related macular degeneration. We evaluated the association between age-related macular degeneration and total hip(More)
PURPOSE To examine the influence of reticular pseudodrusen (RPD) on retinal and visual function in intermediate AMD using multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) and microperimetry. METHODS In a prospective cross-sectional study, microperimetry and mfERG testing, followed by color fundus photography, near-infrared reflectance imaging and spectral-domain(More)
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