Friday, March 17, 2006

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"...everyone who has this disease, (and their families and doctor), would benefit from this book."

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6" x 9", 164 pages, Soft Cover, ISBN 0-9769689-0-8, Publication Date: May 2006

$17.95 or read it online below

Title Page
Introduction: Why You and Your Children Should Buy this Book

Chapter One: A Description of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? :: page 1
Chapter Two: What Causes AMD? :: page 19
Chapter Three: Important Risk Factors of AMD :: page 28
Chapter Four: Lifestyle, Diet, and Micronutrients to Reduce Your Risk of Severe AMD :: page 36
Chapter Five: Treatments for the Neovascular or Wet Form of AMD :: page 62
Chapter Six: Vision Rehabilitation :: page 91
Chapter Seven: The Future :: page 127
Chapter Eight: What Should You Do Now? How to Keep up on the Latest in AMD :: page 131

Glossary and Index :: page 144
Dedication and thanks


"The field of age-related macular degeneration is exploding with new research and treatments. It is impossible for patients, or even eye doctors, to keep up on the latest findings and treatments. Drs. Folk and Wilkinson are experts in this field and have the exceptional ability to communicate difficult information in a simple, straightforward style. This is a great book on AMD for the patient and eye care provider and I highly recommend it." - Edwin Stone, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology, Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, University of Iowa

“Even though I’ve had macular degeneration for more than ten years, your book taught me a lot of new information. It’s very easy to read and understand. I liked the glossary because I can look things up and get my questions answered quickly. I thought the video was excellent to actually see what patients like me go through. I think everyone who has this disease, (and their families and doctor), would benefit from this book. Thank you for sending it to me.” -RM, a retired teacher and patient with age-related macular degeneration

"I'm a busy vitreoretinal specialist and see many patients with age-related macular degeneration. This book presented the latest on research, medical and surgical treatment, and low vision. It also explained where the research and treatment was going in the coming five years and how to keep up-to-date with the new findings. I recommend this book to anyone who takes care of patients with AMD. The book will be especially valuable to my patients who can learn what to do to reduce their chance of losing vision and improve their quality of life." -Denise L. Kayser, MD, North Bay Vitreoretinal Consultants