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Prevalence and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration in an adult Japanese population

Ryo Kawasaki, Jie Jin Wang, Gui-jin Ji, Bronwen Taylor, Toshihide Oizumi, Makoto Daimon, Takeo Kato, Sumio Kawata, Takamasa Kayama, Yasuo Tano, Paul Mitchell, Hidetoshi Yamashita, Tien Yin Wong

OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a Japanese population and to compare these with data from a white population. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional epidemiologic study. PARTICIPANTS: A population-based sample of Japanese persons 35 years or older from Funagata, Japan. METHODS: The Funagata study is a population-based study of 1758 (43% of eligible) Japanese persons 35 years or older from Funagata, Japan. In 2000 to 2002, 1625 (92.4%) participants had a nonmydriatic fundus photograph of one eye with sufficient quality for grading of AMD lesions, using the Wisconsin protocol. Age-standardized prevalence rates compared with..

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