Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Sunness has been a consultant to the following companies for design of clinical trials for age-related macular degeneration: Acucela, Alcon, Alexion, BioMarin, Cell Cure, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Neurotech, Novartis, Ophthotech, Pfizer, ReVision, System Analytic, Sucampo, and Velocity Pharm Dev. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This work was funded in part by grant R01 EY08552 from the National Institutes of Health.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding organization had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: Neil M. Bressler, MD, Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, is the JAMA Ophthalmology Editor but was not involved in the review process or the acceptance of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Dr Bressler helped with patient recruitment and design of the study, and Carol A. Applegate, COT, Richard E. Hoover Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, helped with data acquisition. Both received funding from grant R01 EY08552 from the National Institutes of Health for their roles in the study (coinvestigator and study coordinator, respectively).