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Prevalence of age-related macular degeneration in the Republic of Ireland
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    Re:Non-mydriatic fundus photography in epidemiological prevalence studies
    • Kwadwo Owusu Akuffo
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      • 1 John M. Nolan,1 Tunde Peto, Jim Stack,Joanne Feeney, Rose Anne Kenny, Aisling M. O'Halloran, Rachel Moran, Cara Dooley, Hilary Cronin,Stephen Beatty
    We would like to thank Craig et al for their interest in our article.[1] TILDA was designed to provide accurate and reliable information regarding ageing in the Republic of Ireland in order to inform policy. Ophthalmic assessment, which included retinal photography, was a small component of the broader TILDA study. 1. We agree with Craig et al that mydriatic photography is preferable, when attempting to identify and grade age-rel...
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    Non-mydriatic fundus photography in epidemiological prevalence studies
    • Craig Wilde, Ophthalmologist
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      • Ali Poostchi, Winfried M Amoaku

    We read with interest the article by Akuffo et al reporting the prevalence of age related macular degeneration (AMD) in the Republic of Ireland and congratulate them on their findings. The authors report a recent meta-analysis demonstrating considerable heterogeneity in the prevalence of AMD across studies of European ancestry (1), with 20% variability being explained by the age-ranges used and 50% by study characterist...

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