1. Optical coherence tomography and color fundus photography in the screening of age-related macular degeneration: A comparative, population-based study

    Optical coherence tomography and color fundus photography in the screening of age-related macular degeneration: A comparative, population-based study

    Purpose To analyze the individual value and the contribution of color fundus photography (CFP) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the screening of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of an unselected population. Methods CFP and OCT images of 15957 eyes of 8069 subjects older than 55 years, obtained during a population-based screening for AMD using a single diagnostic non-mydriatic imaging device, were analyzed by a blinded examiner. The two techniques were preliminary evaluated considering the dichotomous parameter "gradable/ungradable", then gradable images were classified. CFP were graded according to the standardized classification of AMD lesions. OCT images were also categorized considering ...

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