The effects of technological advances on outcomes for elderly persons with exudative age-related macular degeneration.

@article{Sloan2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of technological advances on outcomes for elderly persons with exudative age-related macular degeneration.},
  author={Frank Allen Sloan and Brian W Hanrahan},
  journal={JAMA ophthalmology},
  year={2014},
  volume={132 4},
  pages={456-63}
}
IMPORTANCE Exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the major cause of blindness among US elderly. Developing effective therapies for this disease has been difficult. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of introducing new therapies for treating exudative ARMD on vision of the affected population and other outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed as having ARMD. DESIGN The study used data from a 5% sample of Medicare claims and enrollment data with a combination of a… CONTINUE READING

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