DOI: 10.1002/sdtp.16309 ISSN: 0097-966X

51.2: Simulating the Visual Impairment Symptoms of Age‐related Macular Degeneration in Virtual Reality

Cameron R. M. Wilson, Baljean Dhillon, Ian Underwood
  • General Medicine

Age‐related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world and primarily affects the older population. This project developed a virtual reality (VR) simulation of AMD that allows users to alter the intensity of the impairments while using the simulation, as well as offering a guided timelapse of the possible progression of the condition. The simulation also demonstrates Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS), showing numerous different types of visual hallucinations that may occur alongside AMD.

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