Submitted for Publication: November 18, 2013; final revision received May 21, 2014; accepted May 27, 2014.
Published Online: August 21, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.2847.
Study concept and design: Christ, West, Tannenbaum, Lee.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Christ, Zheng, Swenor, Lam, Muñoz, Lee.
Drafting of the manuscript: Christ, Zheng, Swenor, Lam, Tannenbaum, Lee.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Christ, Lam, West, Tannenbaum, Muñoz, Lee.
Statistical analysis: Christ, Zheng, Swenor.
Obtained funding: Christ, Lam, West, Lee.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Lam, West, Muñoz.
Study supervision: West.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant EY21187 from the National Eye Institute, which provided funding for this study, including linkage of SEE participants with the National Death Index and analyses of data. The original collection of SEE data was supported by grant AG10184 from the National Institute on Aging.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source 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.