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An overview of multidisciplinary rehabilitation for age-related macular degeneration at the Henry Ford Center for Visual Rehabilitation and Research

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Ramanpal K DeolHenry Ford Center for Visual Rehabilitation and Research, Livonia, MI, USAAbstract: Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a leading cause of legal blindness in the United States. With the aging population increasing in numbers, there is a greater need for comprehensive low vision services. Visual impairment from ARMD can affect all aspects of living, from safety to well-being to participation in everyday and leisure activities. Low vision intervention is necessary for individuals with ARMD complaining of difficulty with any activities of daily living, so that such difficulties may be addressed. This paper outlines the multidisciplinary model for ARMD rehabilitation at the Henry Ford Center for Vision Rehabilitation and Research, located in the Metropolitan Detroit area, MI, designed to address all aspects of seniors' lives affected by visual impairment, allowing them to live fully and independently.Keywords: macular degeneration, low vision, rehabilitation

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