Natural Eye Care: An Encyclopedia

Natural Eye Care: An Encyclopedia
Marc Grossman (Author), Glenn Swartwout (Author)
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Publication Date: April 11, 1999 | ISBN-10: 0879837047 | ISBN-13: 978-0879837044 | Edition: 1

Do you have or know someone who has a vision problem? Nearly all of us can answer “yes”. The eye care business is a billion dollar industry. Americans pay high prices for eye glasses, contact lenses and surgery each year. With all the advances in eye medicine, this title is the first step in shifting some of the responsibility of eye care from health professional to individual.

What most people don’t know is integrated medicine can be an effective tool in the treatment of eye disorders such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and more. The authors use therapies such as vitamin and mineral supplementation, herbal remedies, homeopathy and much more with great success. Through both alternative and conventional therapies you too can promote long term eye health and reduce the damage to your wallet.

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Aniridia and WAGR Syndrome: A Guide for Patients and Their Families

Aniridia and WAGR Syndrome: A Guide for Patients and Their Families
Jill Ann Nerby (Editor), Jessca Otis (Editor)

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Our hope is to enlighten and encourage those affected by aniridia and WAGR Syndrome by providing patient support and medical information. There is information to inform parents, teachers, doctors, employers, and the public about aniridia and what it is like to live with it. Several renowned doctors contribute medical chapters. Personal experiences from individuals with aniridia and parents with children with aniridia provide encouragement. Contact information for Aniridia Foundation International (AFI) is included.

When a child is born without a complete iris, it is usually a symptom of a broader condition. Known as aniridia, this condition can also be a sign other parts of the eye are underdeveloped as well. Moreover, recent research shows that the gene involved can also affect the kidneys, pancreas and forebrain, so aniridia can coincide with a range of symptoms known as WAGR syndrome. Until recently, however, there was very little information available on aniridia and WAGR Syndrome. Even now, not all of the available information is current or correct, so that when a child is diagnosed with aniridia, the parents often find or are given information that is confusing and even frightening.

We created this book to help those families see that they are not alone, and there are a lot of answers and a great deal of hope. It contains information about aniridia and WAGR Syndrome for parents, other family members, friends, teachers, doctors, and employers. We have been very fortunate to have several renowned doctors contribute current and comprehensive medical information that will help to provide concrete answers to basic questions and demystify these conditions. The book has many personal stories from individuals and parents that will help to give a more complete picture of what it is like to live with aniridia and WAGR Syndrome and provide encouragement and comfort. It also contains information about where to go for more answers and support, including the Aniridia Foundation International (AFI), http://www.aniridia.net, a non-profit organization created by one of the authors, Jill Nerby.

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The Eye Book: A Complete Guide to Eye Disorders and Health

The Eye Book: A Complete Guide to Eye Disorders and Health (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
By Dr. Gary H. Cassel MD, Dr. Michael D. Billig OD, Dr. Harry G. Randall MD
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When all is well with our eyes, most of us take them for granted. But when our vision is blurred or our eyes are itchy and watery, it’s hard to concentrate on anything but our eyes. In The Eye Book, three eye care specialists present a comprehensive reference to help readers care for their eyes and protect their vision, with special attention to changes and diseases that occur in the adult years.
After detailing how the various parts of the eye work together so we can see, the authors review everything that can go wrong — from myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism to the major disorders of cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. They also thoroughly describe each part of the eye and the problems that can develop, from the irritation of itchy eyelids and conjunctivitis to emergency situations such as a detached retina. They describe the signs and symptoms of all these problems and how to deal with them, including when to apply a warm compress — and when to head to the emergency room. Medical and surgical treatment of both minor eye irritations and major diseases are explained in detail, so readers know where to turn and what to expect.
The authors also tell readers what happens during an eye examination and how to recognize an eye emergency. They explain all about eyeglasses, including the various kinds of bifocals, and describe the care and maintenance of contact lenses in a way that makes wearing them a viable option for anyone who wishes to do so. They detail the special concerns of people with systemic diseases such as diabetes and indicate how common medications — from antibiotics and antidepressants to tamoxifen — affect the eyes. The pros and cons of refractive surgery are discussed, as are the special problems of people with low vision.
An appendix lists medications used to treat eye conditions and the side effects of those medications. The book is fully illustrated with fifty-five line drawings and includes a symptoms index that will direct readers to sections of the book which describe the possible causes of the specific symptoms they are experiencing.

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Eye Book: Eyes and Eye Problems Explained

 

The Eye Book is an essential read for anyone who wears glasses, for parents of children with eye problems, for students considering training in orthoptics or optometry, and for health-care professionals looking for an overview of eye health. It is written in a lively readable style and a glossary is provided for technical and medical terms. The structure and function of the eye and the mechanisms of vision are explained in the initial chapters, with explanatory illustrations. Eye problems, eye diseases and their treatment are examined, and the function of different eye-care professionals is explained. Modern medical techniques are also described, including laser treatment, transplantation of cells, and rejuvenation therapy which may give the possibility of restoring diminished sight. The book is illustrated throughout with helpful figures and explanatory illustrations, including 17 color plates.

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The 2002 Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Retinal Detachment

The 2002 Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Retinal Detachment: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age

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This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to retinal detachment (also detached retina; retinal tear), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on retinal detachment. Given patients’ increasing sophistication in using the Internet, abundant references to reliable Internet-based resources are provided throughout this sourcebook. Where possible, guidance is provided on how to obtain free-of-charge, primary research results as well as more detailed information via the Internet. E-book and electronic versions of this sourcebook are fully interactive with each of the Internet sites mentioned (clicking on a hyperlink automatically opens your browser to the site indicated). Hard-copy users of this sourcebook can type cited Web addresses directly into their browsers to obtain access to the corresponding sites. In addition to extensive references accessible via the Internet, chapters include glossaries of technical or uncommon terms.

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Contact Lenses – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References


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This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to contact lenses. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to contact lenses. If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.
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The Eye Care Sourcebook



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The most comprehensive, patient-friendly guide to eye care available

The Eye Care Sourcebook offers you the best approach for obtaining quality eye care. It provides an overview of LASIK and other forms of vision correction, as well as in-depth descriptions of most major eye problems, including poor vision among elderly people, macular degeneration, cataracts, itchy and burning eyes, and more.

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The eye serves as a window to the body. And with The Eye Care Sourcebook, Dr. Jay B. Lavine, noted authority in ophthalmology and nutrition, shows you how to ensure the optimal health of this vital organ.

Embracing the philosophy that prevention is the highest form of healing and that surgery should always be considered the last resort, Dr. Lavine discusses nutritional and lifestyle changes that can bring you better eye health.

The author exposes what he calls “today’s entrepreneurial medical practices” and gives you the tools to determine whether or not risky, invasive surgeries are in your best interests.

In The Eye Care Sourcebook, you will find the latest information on:

• LASIK and other refractive surgeries–What are the real risks? Do you really need it?
• Cataract–Are there steps you can take to prevent the condition? How can you avoid unnecessary surgery?
• Glaucoma–Can a new herbal extract actually help preserve vision? What role does diet and lifestyle play in the worsening of this condition?
• Diabetes–How can you best avoid laser treatments? Are there foods and nutrients that can halt the vision decline associated with this disease?
• Macular degeneration–What foods and herbs can help prevent it?
• Vision and aging–What are the most common causes of poor vision as you age and are there actually some nutritional approaches that can produce unwanted side effects in this population?
• Itching and burning eyes–What natural, effective treatments can bring relief?
• Vision in infants–How can you detect early warning signs and thus optimize a child’s future vision?
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The 2002 Official Patient’s Sourcebook on LASIK Eye Surgery


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This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to lasik eye surgery (also Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis; LASIK eye surgery), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on lasik eye surgery. Given patients’ increasing sophistication in using the Internet, abundant references to reliable Internet-based resources are provided throughout this sourcebook. Where possible, guidance is provided on how to obtain free-of-charge, primary research results as well as more detailed information via the Internet. E-book and electronic versions of this sourcebook are fully interactive with each of the Internet sites mentioned (clicking on a hyperlink automatically opens your browser to the site indicated). Hard-copy users of this sourcebook can type cited Web addresses directly into their browsers to obtain access to the corresponding sites. In addition to extensive references accessible via the Internet, chapters include glossaries of technical or uncommon terms

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