Although we will employ everything we can to treat your age-related macular degeneration (AMD), some degree of vision loss may be inevitable. Our ultimate goal is to preserve functional vision as long as it is possible. Preserving enough vision to allow continuance of those visual tasks which are important to you is why we do what we do.
Not only are treatments (such as Visudyne, triamcinolone acetonide, and antioxidants) important to preserve abilities to read, drive and watch television, but vision rehabilitation also is critical for success.
What is Visual Rehabilitation?
Vision rehabilitation involves maximizing your visual abilities despite whatever level of vision loss you may have incurred. Whether it is as simple as fitting you for stronger reading glasses, instruction in the use of adequate illumination and magnification, or the employment of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) systems, our low vision rehabilitation team will personalize the solution to the patient.
Early identification of those patients with AMD who have visual difficulties is often a challenge, yet success is often greater in those patients in whom visual rehabilitation is commenced at an early stage of AMD. For those patients with advanced vision loss, appropriate referrals to the proper agencies that may be helpful can easily be arranged by our team.