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Acquired Monocular Vision Rehabilitation program

Carolyn Ihrig, OD; Daniel P. Schaefer, MD, FASC

Figure. Illustration of potential increase in peripheral visual field by reflected image of small unbreakable mirror held on side of nonseeing eye.

Existing low vision programs do not readily meet the needs of patients with monocular vision. This article illustrates the development, need, and benefits of an Acquired Monocular Vision Rehabilitation evaluation and training program. This proposed program will facilitate the organization of vision rehabilitation with eye care professionals and social caseworkers to help patients cope with, accept, and recognize obstacles they will face in transitioning suddenly to monocular vision.


Volume 44 Number 4 2007
Pages 593 — 598


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