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Title: Prevalence and characteristics of choroidal nevi: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
Authors: Greenstein, M.B.
Myers, C.E.
Meuer, S.M.
Klein, B.E.K.
Cotch, M.F.
Wong, T.Y. 
Klein, R.
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Citation: Greenstein, M.B., Myers, C.E., Meuer, S.M., Klein, B.E.K., Cotch, M.F., Wong, T.Y., Klein, R. (2011-12). Prevalence and characteristics of choroidal nevi: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. Ophthalmology 118 (12) : 2468-2473. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Objective: To describe the prevalence of choroidal nevi in 4 racial or ethnic groups (white, black, Hispanic, and Chinese) in the United States. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: Participants of the second examination of the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), involving 6176 persons 44 to 84 years of age without clinical cardiovascular disease at baseline selected from 6 United States communities. Methods: Fundus images were taken using a 45° digital camera through dark-adapted pupils and were graded for choroidal nevi using the modified Wisconsin Age-Related Maculopathy Grading System and the Blue Mountains Eye Study protocol. Main Outcome Measures: Choroidal nevi. Results: The overall prevalence of choroidal nevi in the whole cohort was 2.1%, with prevalences higher in whites (4.1%) than blacks (0.7%), Hispanics (1.2%), and Chinese (0.4%; P
Source Title: Ophthalmology
ISSN: 01616420
DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.05.007
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