Submitted for Publication: August 3, 2010; final revision received October 15, 2010; accepted November 11, 2010.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by grant U01 EY 015839 from the NEI and by the Farber Institute for Neurosciences of Thomas Jefferson University.
Additional Contributions: The Wills Eye AMD Study Group provided assistance with recruitment of the sample and data collection. Members of this group include William E. Benson, MD; Gary C. Brown, MD; Jay L. Federman, MD; Mitchell S. Fineman, MD; David H. Fischer, MD; Sunir J. Garg, MD; Allen C. Ho, MD; Jason Hsu, MD; Richard S. Kaiser, MD; Alfred C. Lucier, MD; Joseph I. Maguire, MD; J. Arch McNamara, MD (deceased); Carl H. Park, MD; Carl D. Regillo, MD; Lov K. Sarin, MD; Arunan Sivalingam, MD; Marc J. Spirn, MD; and James F. Vander, MD.