A Patient AND an Ophthalmologist

As an avid reader, I seem to always have about 3-4 different books that I'm reading at one time. Currently, I'm reading books on the benefits of high doses of Omega 3's, how to have a healthy liver and one on age related macular degeneration (AMD).

The last book is written from the unique perspective of an ophthalmologist with a busy practice in New York who suddenly found himself being the patient.

Macular Degeneration Book

When someone has been diagnosed with a chronic and life altering health condition, like macular degeneration, no one else can really understand what that person is going through - unless they've been there.

That's why anyone who has been diagnosed with AMD will appreciate the book, Overcoming Macular Degeneration: A Guide to Seeing Beyond the Clouds.

This book is written from the unique perspective of someone who has lived with macular degeneration for over 20 years AND as an ophthalmologist who has diagnosed many patient with AMD.

Yale Solomon, M.D. had a busy ophthalmology practice in Bay Shore, New York. At the age of 64 he was diagnosed with AMD in his left eye and 7 years laters in his right eye.

He shares his story of seeing multiple eye doctors - the frustration seeing one retina specialist who barely spent any time with him to finding a doctor who along with knowledge and expertise showed empathy and compassion in answering his questions.

He recognizes that, "Indeed most patients leave their ophthalmologist without a real understanding of the disease. They are left with many unanswered questions about what will happen to them and how they are going to cope with a progressive loss of sight."

Many of you have felt the same way. However, you don't need to rely on your physician to get a better understanding of this retinal disease. There are many helpful books on macular degeneration that can help you, your friends or your family members better understand this eye disease.

Get current information on how AMD affects ones vision, new treatment options, how nutrition can impact the progression of this disease, and how visual aids can help to maintain one's independence by reading some great books.

Even though there are many wonderful websites on AMD like this one :) - they can't replace the help that can be found in a well written book. Reading about the personal experiences of Dr. Yale Solomon along with his knowledge as an eye specialist, makes this book one that you will want to have or give out to your family members.

For more information on this book along with other suggested books on macular degeneration click here: Macular Degeneration Resource Books

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Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

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