Visibility Vol 9 Issue 1 & 2, 2015


Quantifying Emotion Recognition and Classification in Clients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration


With the loss of central vision associated with Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), clients with AMD report difficulty in performing daily tasks such as reading, shopping, recognizing faces and detecting the emotion of an individual through their face. The latter is of importance, as failure to recognize emotion can lead to social awkwardness, causing an individual to withdraw from social activities that can be important for cognitive wellbeing. Previously, we have reported that in comparison to healthy age-matched healthy controls, individuals with AMD have difficulty in perceiving and classifying emotions in a face. The goal of the current research was to develop a systematic characterization of the limits of peripheral vision in a face emotion detection task in patients with AMD, in comparison to an aged-matched control group.

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Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

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Minding the Gap: Determining Causes for Missed Low Vision Referrals to Develop a Streamlined, Sustainable Low Vision Rehabilitation System in Wisconsin

Katherine Dalzotto MD; Mark Banghart MS; Christina Thomas-Virnig PhD; Sanbrita Mondal OD

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Assessment of Modified Patient Education Materials for People with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD; MPH, CPH, CHES

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