Low vision management in heredomacular degeneration: a case report
Keywords:Low vision, Management, Heredomacular, Degeneration, Tomography
Low vision devices are used to improve the visual performance of patient with low vision, hence allowing them to carry out their daily activities. The objective was to provide best low vision correct to a patient with heredomacular degeneration. A 10 year old girl came to our OPD in September 2015. The patient had history of reduced vision in both eyes since, 1 year. She was now unable to distinguish writing on the school blackboard. Her mother had observed over the last 6 months that she held reading matter very close to his face. Her mother also reported that she preferred to study in dim illumination. The patient had no known precipitating factor and no family history of similar symptoms. The patient had history of using glasses. The patient was diagnosed to have adult onset heredomacular degeneration and explained that the visual prognosis is guarded. In view of no definite treatment for this condition, the patient was prescribed spectacles. Heredomacular degenerations tend to be progressive and a long-term follow up is required.
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