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Reading
Feb 26, 2011
A new study finds that fixation behavior in persons with macular disease is not the same for fixating a point target and for fixating words in a reading task. Persons with central scotomas frequently use a preferred retinal locus (PRL) in place of the damaged fovea to fixate a target. Here the authors use a novel statistical technique to...

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AMD produces a blind spot in the center of your vision
Jul 28, 2010
Improvement in visual acuity is often considered the best indicator of the effectiveness of a treatment in age-related maculopathy. However, during the course of the disease, the location of the patients' preferred retinal locus of fixation may change. This can lead to an unexpected functional improvement, unrelated to treatment. Macular...

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Functional MRI
Aug 31, 2009
A new study investigating alterations in the cerebral neural networks associated with macular degeneration during performance of cognitively demanding tasks finds that the development and use of a preferred retinal locus (PRL) is associated with greater demands on cognitive resources. The authors believe that these increases reflect increased...

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Dry Macular Degeneration
Aug 12, 2009
A study of patients with foveal sparing geographic atrophy (GA) employing a novel combination of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO) finds that thickening of the fovea may reflect a pre-apoptotic stage of neuronal cellular elements indicating imminent atrophy. Geographic...

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Low vision aids
Jul 23, 2009
Vision loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. It not only reduces their ability to cope with daily living activities, but also it affects the safety and quality of life of the individuals. Low vision can result from loss of macular function such as in age-related macular degeneration, or because of loss of peripheral...

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