Individual Study / BMES

Blue Mountains Eye Study

Blue Mountains Eye Study

Initiatives -
To study vision and the causes of visual impairment and blindness in a well-defined urban. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
1992
End Year
2010
Funding
Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (Grants 974159, 211069, 457349, 512423)

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Jie Jin Wang
    Institute for Medical Research, The University of Sydney
  • Prof Paul Mitchell
    Institute for Medical Research, The University of Sydney

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
5, 10 and 15-year follow-up examinations

Marker Paper

Joachim N, Mitchell P, Burlutsky G, Kifley A, Wang JJ. The Incidence and Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration over 15 Years: The Blue Mountains Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2015 Dec;122(12):2482-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.08.002. Epub 2015 Sep 14.

PUBMED 26383995

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,654
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Australian population 49 years of age and older.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other