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Can we identify risk factors for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) ?

From NEI Working Group on AMD

Use cohort with structural and functional phenotyping with genetic and EHRs to identify risk factors, and their interactive effects, for AMD development/progression. A subset could be identified based on AMD or family history of AMD (via EHRs), or presence of high-risk variants (via WGS), and could then be followed annually with fundus autofluorescence, OCT, dark adaptation. Additional data to collect would include AMD risk factors (hypertension, obesity, etc.)

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