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September 1985

Treatment of Low Vision in Fundus Flavimaculatus

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois, Chicago (Drs McMahon and Farber), and the Eye/ VICTORS Clinic, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Maino).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1985;103(9):1325-1328. doi:10.1001/archopht.1985.01050090077035

• Twenty-eight patients with fundus flavimaculatus were evaluated retrospectively after they had undergone examination for and treatment of low vision. Despite poor distance acuity, 27 (96%) of the patients could read 1M (20/50 reduced Snellen) or smaller print with a spectacle lens, and all patients could read standard-sized print (1M text) with some optical aid. Because such uniform improvement is uncommon among patients with low vision, we recommend examination for and trial of low-vision aids for those patients with this disorder who are having visual difficulties.

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