Table 1

Characteristics of controls and patients with age related macular degeneration (AMD)

Controls (n=69) Non-exudative AMD (n=10) Exudative AMD (n=11)
Age (years)71 (60–84)68 (62–80)74 (61–85)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)140 (110–200)132 (120–156)140 (112–172)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)80 (60–100)78 (68–98)78 (64–94)
Intraocular pressure (mm Hg)14 (9–20)15 (6–20)12 (10–18)
Refractive error (dioptres)0.5 (−5.0 to +4.6)−0.1 (−1.8 to +4.6)−0.3 (−2.8 to +2)
Axial length (mm)23.0 (20.6–25.5)22.9 (20.1–24.5)23.1 (21.9–23.6)