Mac.gen: Can nothing be done?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Dennis Etien Godfrey, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. Is there nothing that can be done to assist the vision of people with
    macular degeneration? It seems odd that in this day and age, when so many
    medical advances are being made in so many areas, this particular field of
    investigation should have yielded nothing. Can anyone advise of the very
    latest scientific thinking about this condition? Thanks, Den.
     
    Dennis Etien Godfrey, Nov 27, 2003
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  2. Dennis Etien Godfrey

    Dr Judy Guest

    There are lots of assistive devices to aid people with ARMD is the tasks of
    daily living and work. Low vision clinics either private, in eye hospitals
    or optometry schools or run by non profit foundations for the blind and
    visually impaired provide assessment and prescribe them.

    For example: http://www.tampalighthouse.org/lowvis.htm

    To find a clinic near you, ask your eye doctor or do a Google search using
    Low Vision Clinic as the search word.

    There is ongoing research on treatment and prevention, some have been shown
    to be effective and to say there investigation has "yielded nothing" is
    wrong.

    Dr Judy
     
    Dr Judy, Nov 27, 2003
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