The three-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration: the "Pathologies Oculaires Liées à l'Age" (POLA) prospective study.

@article{Delcourt2005TheTI,
  title={The three-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration: the "Pathologies Oculaires Li{\'e}es {\`a} l'Age" (POLA) prospective study.},
  author={C{\'e}cile Delcourt and Annie Lacroux and Isabelle Carri{\`e}re},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={140 5},
  pages={924-6}
}
PURPOSE To assess the 3-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a French population. DESIGN The "Pathologies Oculaires Liées à l'Age" (POLA) Study, a population-based prospective cohort study. METHODS Retinal photographs were graded according to the international classification. Early age-related maculopathy (ARM) was defined by the presence of (1) soft indistinct drusen (>125 microm) and/or (2) soft distinct drusen (>125 microm) associated with pigmentary abnormalities… CONTINUE READING

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