Submitted for Publication: December 12, 2014; final revision received February 24, 2015; accepted March 1, 2015.
Published Online: April 30, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0906.
Study concept and design: T. Brockmann, Maier, Gundlach, Bertelmann, Joussen, Torun.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: T. Brockmann, C. Brockmann, Gundlach, Schroeter.
Drafting of the manuscript: T. Brockmann.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: C. Brockmann, Maier, Gundlach, Schroeter, Bertelmann, Joussen, Torun.
Statistical analysis: T. Brockmann, C. Brockmann.
Obtained funding: T. Brockmann.
Administrative, technical, or material support: T. Brockmann, C. Brockmann, Maier, Gundlach, Schroeter, Torun.
Study supervision: Bertelmann, Joussen, Torun.
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 The Clinical Scientist Pilot Program funded by Volkswagen Foundation and Charité Foundation (Drs C. Brockmann and Maier).
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 the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: Mrs. Karin Oberlaender provided excellent technical assistance.