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Choroidal Thickness and Biometric Markers for the Screening of Lacquer Cracks in Patients with High Myopia

  • Nan-Kai Wang mail,

    wang.nankai@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Chi-Chun Lai,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Chai Lin Chou,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

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  • Yen-Po Chen,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Lan-Hsin Chuang,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan

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  • An-Ning Chao,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Hsiao-Jung Tseng,

    Affiliation: Biostatistical Center for Clinical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Chee-Jen Chang,

    Affiliations: Biostatistical Center for Clinical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Clinical Informatics and Medical Statistics Research Center, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Wei-Chi Wu,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Kuan-Jen Chen,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan

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  • Stephen H. Tsang

    Affiliations: Bernard and Shirlee Brown Glaucoma Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: January 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053660

About the Authors

Nan-Kai Wang, Chi-Chun Lai, Yen-Po Chen, Lan-Hsin Chuang, An-Ning Chao, Wei-Chi Wu, Kuan-Jen Chen
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Nan-Kai Wang, Chi-Chun Lai, Yen-Po Chen, An-Ning Chao, Wei-Chi Wu, Kuan-Jen Chen
Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkuo Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Chai Lin Chou
Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Lan-Hsin Chuang
Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan
Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Chee-Jen Chang
Biostatistical Center for Clinical Research, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Chee-Jen Chang
Clinical Informatics and Medical Statistics Research Center, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Stephen H. Tsang
Bernard and Shirlee Brown Glaucoma Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Stephen H. Tsang
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: wang.nankai@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: N-KW C-CL C-LC. Performed the experiments: N-KW C-CL C-LC. Analyzed the data: N-KW Y-PC H-JT C-JC SHT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: N-KW C-CL Y-PC L-HC A-NC K-JC W-CW. Wrote the paper: N-KW C-CL C-LC Y-PC L-HC A-NC.