Submitted for Publication: September 20, 2012; final revision received October 23, 2012; accepted October 23, 2012.
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Funding/Support: This study was supported by grants NEI EY017066, R01 EY018853, and R01 EY019112 from the Research to Prevent Blindness, New York, New York (University of Iowa and Medical College of Wisconsin) and grant UL1RR024979 from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health. Dr Russell is the Dina J. Schrage Professor for Macular Degeneration Research. Dr Folk is the Judith Gardner and Donald H. Beisner, MD, Professor of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery. Dr Han is the Jack A. and Elaine D. Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology.
Role of the Sponsor: No other sponsor had any role in the study design, conduct, collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data or preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
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Additional Contributions: Jean-Claude Klein, PhD, organized the Messidor study.
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