Publicaties 2011

Rehabilitation of reading in older adults with age-related macular degeneration: a review of effective training programe


Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of visual impairment among older adults. It severely affects reading performance. People with macular degeneration have to rely on peripheral vision for reading. In this review, we considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading, with a focus on eccentric viewing, oculomotor control, or perceptual learning. There was no strong support in favor of one particular training method for rehabilitation of reading in macular degeneration, but there is evidence that older individuals with macular degeneration can be trained to improve reading performance, even within limited time.