Journal article

THE PREVALENCE ESTIMATES OF MACULAR TELANGIECTASIA TYPE 2 The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study

Khin Zaw Aung, Sanjeewa S Wickremasinghe, Galina Makeyeva, Luba Robman, Robyn H Guymer

RETINA-THE JOURNAL OF RETINAL AND VITREOUS DISEASES | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2010

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence estimates of macular telangiectasia type 2 in an Australian population based on nonmydriatic digital fundus photography. METHODS: Participants of the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, initiated to investigate risk factors for common aging diseases, had nonmydriatic digital macular images taken from both eyes and graded for any macular abnormalities. Prevalence of the features suggestive of macular telangiectasia type 2 was assessed. RESULTS: Macular images from the 22,062 subjects with a mean age of 64.96 years (range, 47-85 years) were assessed. Of these images, 43,234 images were gradable (21,708 images of the right eye..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

VicHealth and The Cancer Council Victoria funded cohort recruitment. The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study follow-up study was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant ( 209057) and was further supported by infrastructure funding provided by The Cancer Council Victoria. The Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Perpetual Trustees, Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital and John T. Reid Charitable Trust funded the ophthalmic component of the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study study.