Simulation of Age-related macular Degeneration: What your vision would look like
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Simulation of Age-related macular Degeneration: What your vision would look like

Experience what it's like to have Advanced Macular Degeneration. Children are playing in a play lot. As the video progresses, the children are distorted and the bright colors and strong contrast in the children's clothes fade becoming less focused. In this simulation, how a person with AMD sees the world is presented graphically. As the disease progresses the area of central vision deteriorates. The gradual destruction of light sensitive cells continues until large areas are totally lost. Peripheral vision remains, but the ability to clearly see straight ahead is gradually lost. (National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health)

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