Journal article

Reliability of retinal photography in the assessment of retinal microvascular characteristics: The atherosclerosis risk in communities study

DJ Couper, R Klein, LD Hubbard, TY Wong, PD Sorlie, LS Cooper, RJ Brothers, FJ Nieto

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

PURPOSE: Retinal microvascular characteristics, as graded from retinal photography, have been shown to predict stroke. We evaluated the reliability of retinal photographic grading in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODS: Retinal photographs were taken of all subjects who attended the third Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study examination (1993 to 1995). These were graded using standardized protocols. Focal retinal characteristics were graded using a "light box" system. Generalized retinal arteriolar narrowing was quantified from computer-assisted measurements of digitized photographs. Two sub-studies were conducted to investigate the reliability o..

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