Reorganization of visual processing is related to eccentric viewing in patients with macular degeneration.

@article{Schumacher2008ReorganizationOV,
  title={Reorganization of visual processing is related to eccentric viewing in patients with macular degeneration.},
  author={Eric H. Schumacher and Julie A Jacko and Susan A Primo and Keith L. Main and Kevin P. Moloney and Erin Kinzel and Jimmy Ginn},
  journal={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 4-5},
  pages={391-402}
}
PURPOSE Neural evidence exists for cortical reorganization in human visual cortex in response to retinal disease. Macular degeneration (MD) causes the progressive loss of central visual acuity. To cope with this, MD patients often adopt a preferred retinal location (PRL, i.e., a functional retinal area in their periphery used to fixate instead of the damaged fovea). The use of a PRL may foster cortical reorganization. METHODS We used fMRI to measure brain activity in calcarine sulcus while… CONTINUE READING
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