1. Optical Coherence Tomography Features Preceding the Onset of Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Optical Coherence Tomography Features Preceding the Onset of Advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Purpose : Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease with multifactorial etiology. There is a need to identify clinical features that are harbingers of advanced disease. We evaluated morphologic features of the retina and choroid on optical coherence tomography (OCT) to determine if they predict progression to advanced disease. Methods : Progressors transitioned from early or intermediate AMD to advanced disease ( n = 40 eyes), and were matched on baseline AMD grade and follow-up interval to nonprogressors who did not develop advanced AMD ( n = 40 eyes). Features of the neurosensory retina, photoreceptors, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and choroid were evaluated. Logistic regression ...

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