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Plasma Apolipoproteins and Risk for Age-related Maculopathy

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  • RE: Dashti, N., McGwin, G., Jr, Owsley, C., & Curcio, C.A. (2006). Plasma apolipoproteins and risk for age-related maculopathy. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 90, 1028 - 1033.

    It has come to our attention that we incorrectly referenced previous literature in this article published in the August British Journal of Ophthalmology.

    In second paragraph of the Discussion section (p. 1030, right column), we refer to “large associations between neovascularization and plasma cholesterol (OR=4.1) in the Eye Disease Case Control Study (EDCCS) 48 and neovascularisation and apoB (OR=9.2) in the Beaver Dam Eye Study (BDES) 49.

    Further on in the same paragraph, we state, “It is not clear why the EDCCS and BDES obtained the strong effects they did".

    In both cases these results were incorrectly attributed to the BDES. These two sentences should have instead cited Reference 79, which pertains to data from the NHANES III study. Citations to References 49 (BDES) and 79 (NHANES II) are correct in the 3 tables.

    Thank you for alerting your readers to this correction.

    Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D.
    Corresponding Author

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