Geo-Epidemiology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Clues Into the Pathogenesis.

  title={Geo-Epidemiology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Clues Into the Pathogenesis.},
  author={Michele Reibaldi and Antonio Longo and Alfredo Pulvirenti and T. Avitabile and Andrea Russo and Salvatore Cillino and Cesare Mariotti and Alessandra Casuccio},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
PURPOSE To evaluate the demographic, geographic, and race-related variables that account for geographic variability in prevalence rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN Systematic review, meta-regression, and decision-tree analysis. METHODS A systematic literature review of PubMed, Medline, Web of Science, and Embase databases identified population-based studies on the prevalence of AMD published before May 2014. Only population-based studies that took place in a spatially… CONTINUE READING


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