Functional and cortical adaptations to central vision loss.

@article{Cheung2005FunctionalAC,
  title={Functional and cortical adaptations to central vision loss.},
  author={Sing-hang Cheung and Gordon E. Legge},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={187-201}
}
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), affecting the retina, afflicts one out of ten people aged 80 years or older in the United States. AMD often results in vision loss to the central 15-20 deg of the visual field (i.e. central scotoma), and frequently afflicts both eyes. In most cases, when the central scotoma includes the fovea, patients will adopt an eccentric preferred retinal locus (PRL) for fixation. The onset of a central scotoma results in the absence of retinal inputs to… CONTINUE READING

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