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S. Hamada; Drusen classification in bilateral drusen and fellow eye of exudative AMD . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45(13):3112.
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Purpose: Choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. It is known that the fellow eye of exudative age–related macular degeneration (AMD) is more likely to develop CNV. We compared the staging of drusen in patients with bilateral age–related maculopathy (ARM) and those of the fellow eye of exudative age–related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Images from consecutive patients referred to the Macular clinic of King’s College Hospital were included in the study. Patients with no ARM in both eyes and bilateral disciform scars were excluded. The images were graded by two ophthalmic interns independently based on the modified International Classification of ARM. Results: There were 52 images of patients with bilateral ARM and 38 images of the fellow eye of patients with CNV. The interobserver Kappa was 0.58.
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