publication . Article . 1995

Serum antioxidants and age-related macular degeneration in a population-based case-control study

Phyllis Bowen;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1995 Journal: Archives of Ophthalmology, volume 113, page 1,518 (issn: 0003-9950, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Medical Association (AMA)
Abstract
Objective: To investigate relationships between levels of tocopherols and carotenoids in the serum and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Design: A nested case-control study within a population-based cohort. Participants: Cases included a sample of subjects with retinal pigment abnormalities with the presence of soft drusen (n=127) or with late ARMD (geographic atrophy [n=9]) or neovascular and exudative macular degeneration (n=31). An equal number of controls (167 pairs) were selected from among participants in the Beaver Dam Eye Study. The controls had no photographic evidence of soft drusen, retinal pigment abnormalities, or late ARMD and were matched w...
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Medical Subject Headings: eye diseasessense organsgenetic structuresfood and beverages
free text keywords: Ophthalmology
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