Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease as risk factors for age-related macular degeneration.

@article{Vine2005BiomarkersOC,
  title={Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease as risk factors for age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Andrew K Vine and Jacqueline Stader and Kari Branham and David C. Musch and Anand Swaroop},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 12},
  pages={2076-80}
}
PURPOSE To measure and contrast 2 biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, C-reactive protein (CRP) and plasma homocysteine, in individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and control individuals without AMD. DESIGN Case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-nine affected individuals and 77 unaffected individuals from the AMD Genetic Study Group returned to obtain CRP and homocysteine levels. METHODS Both affected and unaffected individuals underwent testing for CRP and… CONTINUE READING

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