Validating the AREDS Simplified Severity Scale of Age-Related Macular Degeneration with 5- and 10-Year Incident Data in a Population-Based Sample.

@article{Liew2016ValidatingTA,
  title={Validating the AREDS Simplified Severity Scale of Age-Related Macular Degeneration with 5- and 10-Year Incident Data in a Population-Based Sample.},
  author={Gerald Liew and Nichole Joachim and Paul Mitchell and George Burlutsky and Jie Jin Wang},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2016},
  volume={123 9},
  pages={
          1874-8
        }
}
PURPOSE Most classification systems for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were developed from patients in clinical trials. We aimed to validate the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS) simplified severity scale of AMD classification using 5- and 10-year incident late AMD data from the population-based Blue Mountains Eye Study (BMES) cohort. DESIGN Comparative study of population-based cohort and clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS Blue Mountains Eye Study participants 40 to 97 years of age… CONTINUE READING
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