A Complete Guide for Patients and Their FamiliesBook - 2014
"For people who start losing their vision to macular degeneration, the prospect of impending blindness is frightening and terribly depressing. They often get contradictory advice about surgery, medical treatments, natural supplements and lifestyle changes that might arrest or reverse the condition— and these conflicting recommendations only compound their anxiety. In this newly revised and updated second edition, patients and their loved ones can turn to one easy-to-understand and authoritative source for up-to-date information about macular degeneration. Written by renowned ophthalmologist Michael Samuel, a retinal specialist, this book casts the spotlight on macular degeneration and dispels the myths surrounding this disease. This book offers a wealth of insights into what macular degeneration is, what causes it and the array of contemporary treatment options. Here readers will learn: •lifestyle and environmental factors that can affect your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) •dietary strategies to prevent or slow the progression •nutritional supplements that work •the difference between dry AMD and wet AMD •when surgery is the best option •how to choose an ophthalmic consultant •how to deal with the stress of vision loss. Written for patients— and those who love and care for them— this book is the definitive source for information about macular degeneration; the tools, techniques and strategies contemporary medicine offers people grappling with this illness and the prospects for stopping and, even reversing, the progression of this disease." -- Description provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Columbus, Ohio] : Basic Health Publications, 
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: 617.735 Sa
Characteristics: 182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm