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R Martin, B Coco, C Ruben, A Isabel, A Mayo, M Beatriz, R Coco, JC Pastor; Study of the Efficacy of a New Electronic Device for the ARMD: A New Therapeutic Option . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):1205.
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Purpose: To verify the efficacy of a new electronic device (JORDY) vs. the optical conventional ones in patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), condition that decreases considerably the visual function and therefore the Quality of Life Methods:25 patients with ARMD were explored with a complete visual system evaluation and rehabilitation including: Psychometric Tests (VF-14), Distance and Near Visual Acuities, Contrast Sensitivity, working distance, reading velocity and resistance, with their devices and the JORDY Results:66,67% of the patients manifested the exudative form of the illness vs. 33,33% that presented an atrophic form. The average necessary magnification for reading was 6.81 (± 3.12) with both. The working distance with the aid was 8.04 cm (±5.43 cm). The reading velocity with the aid was 64.91 words per minute (±23.83); and the reading resistance improved in 8.02 minutes with the visual aids regarding the JORDY (p<0.001). There are not significative statistically changes neither in far nor in near Visual Acuities Conclusion:Although the Visual Acuity in patients with ARMD does not improve with the tested electronic aid, its management for daily Life activities is more difficult when comparing it with the use of conventional devices. Therefore its use can be recommended for punctual tasks that require perception of details as the Visual Acuity allows it. However, its use will be dissuaded for those patients that require to carry out continued reading
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