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Correction
March 01, 2005

Sunlight and the 10-Year Incidence of Age-Related Maculopathy: The Beaver Dam Eye Study—Correction

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(3):362. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.3.362

In the article titled “Sunlight and the 10-Year Incidence of Age-Related Maculopathy: The Beaver Dam Eye Study,” published in the May issue of the ARCHIVES (2004;122:750-757), the “Results” section of the abstract contained some errors. These sentences should have read as follows: “While controlling for age and sex, we found that participants exposed to the summer sun for more than 5 hours a day during their teens, in their 30s, and at the baseline examination were at a higher risk of developing increased retinal pigment (risk ratio [RR], 2.99; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.18-7.60; P = .02) and early ARM (RR, 2.20; 95% CI, 1.02-4.73; P = .04) by 10 years than those exposed less than 2 hours per day during the same periods. . . . Participants who experienced more than 10 severe sunburns during their youth were more likely than those who experienced 1 or no burn to develop drusen with a 250-μm diameter or larger (RR, 2.52; 95% CI, 1.29-4.94; P = .01) by the 10-year examination.” The ARCHIVES regrets the error.

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