Prevalence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Elderly Caucasians: The Tromso Eye Study

Ophthalmology, 05/25/2012

The prevalence of age–related macular degeneration (AMD) among the elderly persons in this study was similar to rates in other Caucasian populations. Late AMD was present in 10.9% of subjects aged 80 years or more. No sex differences in prevalence rates of large drusen or late AMD were observed. Lower refractive error was observed in eyes with late AMD than in eyes without late AMD.

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