Purpose: To confirm association of the complement factor H allelic variant (CFH Y402H) and the LOC387715/HTRA1 (LOC387715 A69S) risk alleles with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Study Population: Study of 89 Caucasian patients with neovascular (exudative) AMD and 232 Caucasian controls. Methods: The Y402H variant of CFH gene and A69S variant of LOC387715/HTRA1 gene locus were examined. Results: For CFH, the odds ratio for the homozygous variant was 4.97 (CI 2.52 to 9.79). For LOC387715/HTRA1 the odds ratio for the homozygous risk variant was 7.75 (CI 3.46 to 17.35). The odds ratio for heterozygous carriers was 3.35 (CI 1.91 to 5.90).
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Association study
- Complement H
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health