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Understanding macular degeneration : a patient's guide to treatment

Author: David S Boyer; Homayoun Tabandeh
Publisher: Omaha, Neb. : Addicus Books, ©2012.
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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.?  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Boyer; Homayoun Tabandeh
ISBN: 9781936374328 1936374323
OCLC Number: 757473059
Description: x, 126 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Macular degeneration: an overview --
Symptoms and signs of macular degeneration --
Getting a diagnosis --
Treatments for macular degeneration --
Reducing the risk of macular degeneration progression --
Living with macular degeneration.
Responsibility: David S. Boyer, Homayoun Tabandeh.

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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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