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Effect of repetitive visual training in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration

verfasst von: Dr. Robert Hörantner, Jürgen Wolfsgruber, Gerald Stürzlinger, Michael Ring, Thomas Haslwanter

Erschienen in: Spektrum der Augenheilkunde | Ausgabe 1/2021

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Summary

Purpose

To investigate the efficacy of repetitive visual training with large-field visual stimulation for patients with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Methods

The Medical Eye Trainer (MET) was tested on 11 patients with unilateral or bilateral dry AMD. The MET consists of a training system for the entire visual system. A moving grating stimulus was presented on a hand-held visual display device (tablet). Repetitive visual training was performed once per day for 90 s, for a total duration of 3 months.

Results

The MET was able to significantly improve visual function after 3 months of use. Eight of the 11 patients reported an improvement in general well-being. No negative effects were reported.

Conclusion

The MET represents an effective additional treatment option for patients with dry AMD, without neglecting well-established treatment methods.
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Metadaten
Titel
Effect of repetitive visual training in patients with dry age-related macular degeneration
verfasst von
Dr. Robert Hörantner
Jürgen Wolfsgruber
Gerald Stürzlinger
Michael Ring
Thomas Haslwanter
Publikationsdatum
02.04.2020
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
Spektrum der Augenheilkunde / Ausgabe 1/2021
Print ISSN: 0930-4282
Elektronische ISSN: 1613-7523
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00717-020-00451-9