Excess lead in the neural retina in age-related macular degeneration.

  title={Excess lead in the neural retina in age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Jay C. Erie and Jonathan A. Good and John A Butz},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={148 6},
PURPOSE To measure lead and cadmium in retinal tissues of human donor eyes with and without age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN Laboratory investigation. METHODS Lead and cadmium concentrations in retinal tissues (neural retina and retinal pigment epithelium [RPE]-choroid complex) in 25 subjects with AMD (50 donor eyes) and 36 normal subjects (72 donor eyes) were determined by using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Severity of AMD was graded by using color fundus… CONTINUE READING


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