Journal article

Baseline characteristics of participants in the natural history study of macular telangiectasia (MacTel) MacTel Project Report No. 2.

Traci E Clemons, Marc C Gillies, Emily Y Chew, Alan C Bird, Tunde Peto, Maria J Figueroa, Molly W Harrington, undefined MacTel Research Group

Ophthalmic Epidemiol | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2010


PURPOSE: To describe the baseline characteristics of a large international cohort of patients with macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel Type 2) in anticipation of a longitudinal natural history study to evaluate structural and functional changes, identify potential risk factors and related outcomes. METHODS: Images including fundus photographs, fluorescein angiograms, optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence were collected. A grading system for MacTel type 2 was developed by the central reading center to evaluate lesion characteristics. Relationships between lesion characteristics and visual acuity were evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 310 participants have been enrolled in th..

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