Low vision, a collective term for vision loss that cannot be reversed by glasses, medication, or surgery, is one of the major areas of research and treatment at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. The work has led to novel solutions for some patients. Those with vision impairment suffering from macular degeneration (a disease that damages the center of the retina, called the macula) and other vision problems receive detailed visual-function testing, evaluation and rehabilitation.
At the Low Vision Rehabilitative Service, a multidisciplinary team of doctors and rehabilitative specialists works closely with the patient, family, friends and the referring doctor to assist an individual in regaining function lost by visual impairment. This typically includes addressing vision issues causing problems with reading, driving and activities of daily living.
Typical conditions seen at this service include:
Phone: 410 – 955 – 0580
Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center
Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
550 North Broadway, 6th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21205