Submitted for Publication: January 26, 2013; final revision received April 24, 2013; accepted April 30, 2013.
Published Online: November 7, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.5024.
Study concept and design: All authors.
Acquisition of data: Kuo.
Analysis and interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kuo.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Wong, Rotter.
Obtained funding: Rotter.
Administrative, technical, or material support: All authors.
Study supervision: Rotter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant EY014684 from the National Institutes of Health (Dr Rotter), grants EY014684-03S1 and EY014684-04S1 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Supplement (Dr Rotter), grant DK063491 to the Southern California Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, the Eye Birth Defects Foundation Inc, and the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governor’s Chair in Medical Genetics. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute was supported by grant UL1TR000124 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agencies had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
Additional Contributions: Kent D. Taylor, PhD, provided assistance in language and structure of manuscript.