Table 3

MA formation rate and MA turnover, at months 6 and 12, correlated with changes in ETDRS level

ETDRS levelMA formation rateMA turnover
Month 6Month 12Month 6Month 12
<2≥2<2≥2<6≥6<6≥6
Remain or decrease, n (%)94 (87.9)28 (66.7)87 (87.9)35 (70.0)112 (86.2)10 (52.6)104 (87.4)18 (60.0)
Increase, n (%)13 (12.1)14 (33.3)12 (12.1)15 (30.0)18 (13.8)9 (47.4)15 (12.6)12 (40.0)
P values* 0.003 0.007 < 0.001 < 0.001
  • 2 test.

  • ETDRS, Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study; MA, microaneurysm.