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The Experience of Age-related Macular Degeneration — JVIB Abstract

Abstract: This qualitative article describes the impact of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) among 15 participants: how a person makes sense of ARMD, the effect of ARMD on the person’s quality of life, the psychological disturbances associated with the limitations of ARMD, and the influence of ARMD on social interactions. Such in-depth appreciation of the impact of ARMD will assist in the design of specific and appropriate rehabilitation programs to minimize limitations and enhance participation in people with ARMD.

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