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What light bulb is recommended for reading for someone with macular degeneration?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Stronger

Some compensation for the diminshed vision of macular degeneration is possible by increasing the light intensity.
Solar corrective bulbs can also help; with this. These improve the vision a little but will not affect the course of the macular changes.

In brief: Stronger

Some compensation for the diminshed vision of macular degeneration is possible by increasing the light intensity.
Solar corrective bulbs can also help; with this. These improve the vision a little but will not affect the course of the macular changes.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Robert Janigian
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bright white light

People with macular diseases in general are "light starved" so directed bright white light is best.
This can be from sunlight and 100 w incandescent bulbs. The brightest bulbs are probably halogen or led lights but they are more expensive.

In brief: Bright white light

People with macular diseases in general are "light starved" so directed bright white light is best.
This can be from sunlight and 100 w incandescent bulbs. The brightest bulbs are probably halogen or led lights but they are more expensive.
Dr. Robert Janigian
Dr. Robert Janigian
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Contrast is key...

People with macular degeneration who have relatively good vision remaining oftentimes have problems with reading.
This can arise from blurring and most importantly from loss of contrast. Halogen lamps work well since they are bright and improve contrast as well as some lens tints. Be sure optimize the angle of the light to minimize glare.

In brief: Contrast is key...

People with macular degeneration who have relatively good vision remaining oftentimes have problems with reading.
This can arise from blurring and most importantly from loss of contrast. Halogen lamps work well since they are bright and improve contrast as well as some lens tints. Be sure optimize the angle of the light to minimize glare.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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