By Jeffrey Heier
Even if you re a newly clinically determined sufferer, or a chum or relative of somebody ache with Macular Degeneration, this e-book deals support. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Macular Degeneration presents authoritative, useful solutions to universal questions about this to assist sufferers and households in attaining a better figuring out of all points of facing Macular Degeneration together with therapies, resources of help, and masses extra. This e-book is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this sickness.
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QXP 11/3/09 12:16 PM Page 16 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT MACULAR DEGENERATION In most cases, simply understanding the disease state and the help available can mitigate or eliminate depression. 16 that provided by low vision experts or the Commission for the Blind will also help to relieve the depression. In most cases, simply understanding the disease state and the help available can mitigate or eliminate depression. Nick’s comment: I was devastated as I thought about the possible outcome of macular degeneration.
QXP 11/3/09 10:14 AM Page 31 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT MACULAR DEGENERATION Nick’s comment: The result of dilation for me was blurry vision and was no fun. But, I found that taking a nap or just shutting my eyes for an hour or so was a great help. I recommend not driving! 32. Will changing my glasses help improve my vision? The damage that occurs from macular degeneration is to the retina. Damage to the retina is not correctable by changes in glasses. Glasses correct for various refractive errors such as being nearsighted, farsighted, or having an astigmatism (an abnormal curvature to the eye).
Patients with a first-degree relative who has macular degeneration have a two- to threefold greater risk of developing the disease than patients without first-degree relatives with macular degeneration. In addition to family history, tremendous work with regard to macular degeneration and genetics has revealed that certain genes are strongly associated with macular degeneration. QXP 10/27/09 11:39 AM Page 19 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT MACULAR DEGENERATION Other risk factors include race (Whites are more likely to lose vision from macular degeneration than African Americans), gender (women appear to be at greater risk than men), and obesity.
100 Questions & Answers About Macular Degeneration by Jeffrey Heier