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J Vis Impair Blind. 2008 Oct 1;102(10):600-610.

Foveal-Sparing Scotomas in Advanced Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

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Richard E. Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, 6569 North Charles Street, PPW 305, Baltimore, MD 21204;

Abstract

Foveal-sparing scotomas are common in advanced dry macular degeneration (geographic atrophy). Foveal preservation may be present for a number of years. Despite good visual acuity, these patients have reduced reading rates. Magnification may not be effective if the text becomes too large to "fit" within the central spared area.

PMID:
20224750
PMCID:
PMC2836024

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