0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Too

Ronald Klein, MD, MPH; Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH
JAMA. 1996;276(14):1178-1179. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540140066029.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

AGE-RELATED macular degeneration is an important cause of loss of vision in older Americans.1-3 The late stages of this disease have been estimated to be the cause of severe loss of vision (defined as 20/200 or worse in the better eye) in more than 230 000 people.4 The early stages of the disease have been estimated to affect about 30% of individuals 75 years of age or older, and the late stages of the disease have been estimated to affect about 7%.5

See also pp 1141 and 1147.

The disease is characterized in its early form by the presence of large, soft, confluent drusen and pigmentary abnormalities.6-8 At this stage, the visual acuity is usually normal.3 Later in its course, it is characterized by the development of either a wet or dry form. The wet form (exudative macular degeneration) is manifest by the development of

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();