Macular Degeneration: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment, Breakthroughs and Coping Strategies
Endorsed by the Macular Degeneration Foundation, this easy-to-read large type edition is the only book written for laymen that covers all of the latest scientific discoveries and promising research for age-related macular degeneration. Learn more about Visudyne (photodynamic therapy), laser therapy, nutrition and drug therapy. Dr. D'Amato covers alternative or complimentaty therapies such as acupuncture, meditation, microcurrent stimulation and more. Promising medical research initiatives are discussed. Macular Degeneration offers hope and practical advice for the 13-15 million Americans suffering from this disease.
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