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ERIC Number: EJ823869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Patient with Macular Disease, Good Visual Acuity, and Central Visual Field Disruption and Significant Difficulties with Activities of Daily Living
Fletcher, Donald C.; Schuchard, Ronald A.; Walker, Joseph P.; Raskauskas, Paul A.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v102 n10 p656-658 Oct 2008
It is generally appreciated that patients with macular disease frequently experience reduced visual acuity. It is not as widely appreciated that they often have significant central visual field disruption, which, by itself, can cause significant problems with activities of daily living, such as reading and driving, even when they maintain good visual acuity. In this article, the authors describe the case of a patient with macular disease whose relatively good visual acuity was maintained but whose fixation was surrounded by a ring scotoma. The patient experienced considerable difficulty maintaining an independent lifestyle, and many of the subject's activities of daily living were disrupted. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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