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Cataracts and macular degeneration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  484676     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intraocular lens restores general vision and some degree of independence and mobility to patients with dense cataracts and macular degeneration. The patient, however, must be repeatedly warned that fine central vision, particularly reading, will not be possible after the surgery. An aphakic spectacle leaves such patients a narrow band of vision when superimposed over the macular lesion, and contact lenses are too small for the patient to manage insertion without help.
D Shoch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-29     Completed Date:  1979-11-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-501     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aphakia, Postcataract / therapy*
Cataract / complications*,  physiopathology
Contact Lenses
Lenses, Intraocular*
Macular Degeneration / complications*,  physiopathology
Scotoma / physiopathology
Visual Fields

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