Macular Degeneration - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
| "You have macular degeneration." Have you or someone you care about just heard those words? Did you walk out of the doctor's office wondering what does that mean, how soon will I lose my vision, can I keep driving, or is there any treatment? Find your answers here about macular degeneration causes, symptoms, research, current treatment options and vision aids.
With age-related macular degenerative disease (ARMD) as the leading cause of vision loss in people 65 and older, you most likely know someone who is struggling with limited vision and their quality of life.
Or you may be someone who is asking what can I do to prevent my eyes from developing macular degenerative disease through lifestyle, diet or supplements.
Here you will find answers to many of your questions like:
√ What can I do to reduce my risk of developing macular degenerative disease?
√ What are macular degeneration symptoms?
√ What role does diet, vitamins, and nutrition play in prevention and treatment?
√ What is the most current information on traditional and alternative treatment?
√ How do I access the latest research and clinical trials?
√ What visual aids, resources and financial assistance are available to those with AMD?
Hello, my name is Leslie Degner.
As a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and 20 years of RN experience, my goal is to educate and to raise awareness on macular degeneration causes, symptoms and treatment and to bring hope to those who have been diagnosed with it.
As a daughter-in-law to someone who is struggling with AMD and a wife to someone with an extensive family history, our goal is to assist those who are living with this degenerative eye disease, and to prevent the development of AMD in our eyes and our childrens' eyes.
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Leslie Degner, RN, BSN
Better Health for Better Vision
"First of all let me congratulate yourself for your fantastic website which I visit regularly as a source of inspiration for my work in Italy with AMD patients"
Per Vedere Fatti Vedere onlus- Italy
"Leslie, you do a great job with your e-zine. I do refer to your site when patients are interested in resources."
Alice M Enault, OTR/L;CLVT
Leslie, I knew nothing about the subject when I was shocked to be told that my eyes showed beginning macular degeneration. I wrote the term into a search box and your site came up in response. Since then, I have >b>learned a great deal from the letters you publish, the research and other information you post and your answers to the people who write to you.
Most personally useful to me was your answer to my question about considering cataract surgery and its possible positive and/or negative effects on macular degeneration. You had no easy answers but you quoted from the way a most authoritative site considered that question. It was helpful to me in trying to decide about that question. Thank you for your efforts.
"I really am getting a lot of valuable information from your site."
"Just a note of thanks for the effort that goes into your web site and the ease of use built into the site. It is a quality production all around and I certainly appreciate it."
I can't thank you enough on helping our family with the information you have given me.
"Just wanted to send a great big personal Thank You for putting all the work you do into this website. My wife is just entering the early phases of M.D. and I am trying to get both of us as prepared as we can for what may be to come. Your regular columns, messages and suggestions are so very much welcome here at our house. I've sung your praises to my daughter who is herself a Nurse Practitioner and Professor of Nursing at a Boston College, and she was very interested in what you are doing. Keep up the good work."
Ed from Norwood, MA
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