A simplified method of identifying the trained retinal locus for the purpose of eccentric viewing training

Meri,, Le, A and Baglin, J 2012, 'A simplified method of identifying the trained retinal locus for the purpose of eccentric viewing training', Journal of Vision Impairment and Blindness, vol. 106, no. 9, pp. 555-561.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title A simplified method of identifying the trained retinal locus for the purpose of eccentric viewing training
Author(s) Meri,
Le, A
Baglin, J
Year 2012
Journal name Journal of Vision Impairment and Blindness
Volume number 106
Issue number 9
Start page 555
End page 561
Total pages 7
Publisher Journal of Vision Impairment and Blindness
Abstract In the typical human visual system, the macula allows for high visual resolution. Damage to this area from diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), causes the loss of central vision in the form of a central scotoma (Kanski, 2008). Since no treatment is available to reverse AMD, providing low vision rehabilitation to compensate for the loss of central vision is invaluable for individuals with this condition. Teaching persons with a central scotoma the technique of eccentric viewing to use their remaining peripheral retina to read and perform tasks of daily living has been shown to be effective (Nilsson, Frennesson, & Nilsson, 2003; Petre, Hazel, Fine, & Rubin, 2000; Vukicevic & Fitzmaurice, 2002).
Subject Ophthalmology
Copyright notice © 2012 American Foundation for the Blind. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0145-482X
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