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Impacts of impaired face perception on social interactions and quality of life in age-related macular degeneration: A qualitative study and new community resources

Lane, Jo; Rohan, Emilie; SABETI, Faran; Essex, Rohan; Maddess, Ted; Dawel, Amy; Robbins, Rachel; Barnes, Nicholas (Nick); He, Xuming; McKone, Elinor


Aims Previous studies and community information about everyday difficulties in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have focussed on domains such as reading and driving. Here, we provide the first in-depth examination of how impaired face perception impacts social interactions and quality of life in AMD. We also develop a Faces and Social Life in AMD brochure and information sheet, plus accompanying conversation starter, aimed at AMD patients and those who interact with them (family,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-12-31
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209218


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