AMD in Patients With Chronic MPNs

Question  Do patients with chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms have an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration compared with the general population?

Findings  In a large Danish registry-based nationwide cohort study including 7958 patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms and 77 445 age- and sex-matched controls, the risk of age-related macular degeneration was increased for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, after adjustment for smoking and risk time.

Meaning  These data suggest that patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms have a higher risk of age-related macular degeneration than the general population, supporting the possibility that systemic alterations may be involved in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration.

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