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Medical Corner: Understanding low vision

March 16, 2015 In the News

A Daily Local News article by Samantha Weber MS, OTR/L, affiliated with Bryn Mawr Rehab, notes that low vision is defined as vision loss that cannot be fixed with regular eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery, and can be caused by eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, or by accidents that damage the eye.

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Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a leader in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The 148-bed, not-for-profit hospital offers the full continuum of rehabilitation services, including acute inpatient care, as well as outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The range of illnesses and injuries treated at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital includes traumatic, mild traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, stroke and other neurological disorders, spinal cord injury and amputee and orthopedic injuries and illnesses. In addition, Bryn Mawr Rehab provides rehabilitation services at convenient outpatient locations in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. The hospital has also achieved Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for excellence in nursing care.