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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2176versión On-line ISSN 1561-3070

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HITCHMAN BARADA, Dora; MIER DE ARMAS, Mayra  y  RODRIGUEZ MASO, Susana. Optic rehabilitation in the macular degeneration relative to age . Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2002, vol.15, n.2. ISSN 0864-2176.

62 patients with the diagnosis of macular degeneration relative to age were evaluated from September, 2000, to August, 2001. According to anamnesis, goals were defined and a complete ophthalmological examination was made, including exploration of the visual acuity at 3 m and 25 cm with optotypes for low vision, study of the central and peripheral field of vision, test of sensitivity to the contrast, evaluation of the vision of colors, interconsultation with the retina service, biomicroscopy, examination of the media and of the fundus of the eye. It was observed that 100 % of the patients were over 60. Average visual acuity was between 0.1 and 0.3. All of them presented alterations in the central field of vision and in the sensitivity to contrast. The optical assistance indicated was the microscope, whereas all the patients required lighting as a non-optical assistance

Palabras clave : MACULAR DEGENERATION [rehabilitation]; MACULAR DEGENERATION [therapy]; AGED.

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