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Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345425987, Paperback)15.5 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration.
The disease will strike 200,000 more people this year.
It is the most prevalent cause of vision loss in the western world.
And most people have never heard of it . . . until now.
Dr. Lylas Mogk, the founding director of the Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center of Michigan and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Low-Vision Rehabilitation Committee, has a unique professional and personal understanding of macular degeneration. A doctor and loving daughter of a parent with this frightening though manageable condition, Mogk here explains the ailment and how to take steps to limit its effect on your life. Reassuring and comprehensive--complete with illuminating first-person stories of people with ARMD--Macular Degeneration will help you or someone you love with the newest information on
- Reducing your risk factors
- Experimental treatments and research
- Coping with depression and frustration
- Visual rehabilitation to help you read better, see better, and live independently
- What families and friends can do to help
- Eye-healthy recipes that could help save your eyes
Plus a special appendix listing national vision and self-help organizations to contact for information and support!
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:55:09 -0400)
With a focus on giving those diagnosed with macular degeneration the necessary information to make sound treatment choices, this reference aims to answer patients? questions and ease their anxiety. The book provides information on the symptoms, causes, and emotional impact of macular degeneration; how the disease is diagnosed; choosing the right physician; and how to adapt the home and workplace to be eye friendly.? In addition, it outlines the newest treatment options, drugs and surgical techniques, ways to slow the progression of the disease, and the importance of nutrition and general fitness on eye health. Written by two doctors with decades of experience treating thousands of patients, it supplies essential facts while affirming that people living with the disease can still enjoy a normal, happy life. --Publisher.
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