Table 1 Demographics, duration of symptoms, visual acuity, characteristics of the choroidal neovascularisation and distribution of Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) scores in 240 patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration
CentreTotal
AberdeenGlasgow
No of patients110130240
Gender: male/female
    n (%)40 (36)/70 (64)45 (35)/85 (65)85 (35)/155 (65)
Age (years)
Median (IQR)79 (73.0 to 83.3)78.5 (73.0 to 82.3)79 (73.0 to 83.0)
Duration of symptoms (months)
    Median (IQR)3.0 (1.0 to 6.0)3.0 (2.0 to 6.0)3.0 (1.5 to 6.0)
Visual acuity in study eye n (%)*
    ⩾0.518 (16)22 (17)40 (16.7)
    0.4 to 0.168 (62)94 (73)162 (67.5)
    <0.124 (22)12 (9)36 (15)
Visual acuity in fellow eye n (%)*
    ⩾0.567 (61)67 (54)134 (57)
    0.4 to 0.119 (17)28 (22)47 (19.6)
    <0.124 (22)30 (24)54 (22.5)
Choroidal neovascularisation characteristics n (%)*
    Extrafoveal9 (8)1 (1)10 (4)
    Juxtafoveal11 (10)10 (8)21 (9)
    Subfoveal89 (82)119 (91)208 (87)
    Predominantly classic70 (64)64 (49)134 (56)
    Minimally classic4 (4)10 (8)14 (6)
    Occult25 (23)56 (43)81 (34)
    Disciform scar10 (9)0 (0)10 (4)
Percentiles of SIMD rankings, n (%)*
    ⩽5%1 (0.9)12 (9.2)13 (5.4)
    >5% to ⩽10%2 (1.8)9 (6.9)11 (4.6)
    >10% to ⩽15%4 (3.6)7 (5.4)11 (4.6)
    >15% to ⩽20%2 (1.8)7 (5.4)9 (3.8)
    >20%101 (91.8)94 (72.9)195 (81.6)
  • *Where counts do not add to a total number of patients of 240 (110 from Aberdeen and 130 from Glasgow) it is because some patients had missing data; these patients were excluded when calculating percentages.

  • IQR, interquartile range; SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.