It has been reported that persons with AMD can unconsciously adopt an eccentric area of the uncompromised retina, allowing them to achieve better vision. This eccentric area acts as a pseudo-fovea and is termed the preferred retinal locus (PRL) (Schuchard, 1995; Tim berlake et al., 1986). Although useful, this spontaneous choice of location may not pro vide optimal vision for individuals to perform various visual tasks, such as reading, recog nizing faces, or performing activities of daily living. Optimizing the location of the retinal area used can be addressed with formal train ing in eccentric viewing to teach individuals to use a more suitable part of their retina to see by introducing a trained retinal locus (TRL) (Culham, Silver, & Bird, 1990; Fletcher, Schuchard, & Watson, 1999; Nilsson et al., 2003; Vukicevic & Fitzmau rice, 2005, 2009).
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Journal of visual impairment & blindness, 106(9): 555-561