Macular Degeneration: A Comprehensive Guide to Treatment, Breakthroughs and Coping Strategies

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 26, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 192 pages
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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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Contents

Risk Factors for ARMD
12
Recognizing and Understanding ARMD
20
The Right Diagnosis
40
The Likely Course of ARMD
51
PART TVVO
63
Medical Treatments for Wet ARMD
78
Alternative Therapies
90
Promising Medical Research Initiatives
104
PART THREE
113
LowVision Support Tools
130
The LowVision Community
138
Epilogue
147
Resources
153
Suggested Reading
159
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Dr. Robert D'Amato, MD, PhD of Harvard Medical School,and recent winner of the Lew Wasserman award for his pioneering eye research, has teamed up with ARMD sufferer and writer Joan Snyder, to produce Macular Degeneration: The Latest Scientific Discoveries and Treatments for Preserving Your Sight.

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