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The First Year®–Age-Related Macular Degeneration

An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Marlowe & Company (New York, NY, Sep 2006)
Daniel L. Roberts, Author

Editorial Review:

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of severe visual impairment in people over 50, affecting 15 million people, with an additional 2 million diagnosed annually. From the moment of his own diagnosis in 1994, educator and musician Daniel Roberts made it his mission to provide the most up-to-date information about AMD through his website at www.mdsupport.org. As a “patient expert,” Roberts applies his wealth of knowledge to The First Year® series, providing crucial information for the newly diagnosed, including therapies and tips on how to navigate everyday tasks with diminishing eyesight. An essential resource for everyone who wants to be an informed, active participant in the management of their condition, The First Year®–Age-Related Macular Degeneration covers a wide array of subjects including:

  • Strategies for slowing AMD progression
  • Research and developments
  • Approved and experimental treatment options
  • Low vision devices, technology, and rehabilitation training
  • Self-monitoring eye charts
  • Coping with depression and boredom
  • Exercise, diet, and stress management tips
  • Driving, traveling, and other key lifestyle issues

By providing reliable, useful, empathetic, and information you need to know when you need to know, The First Year®–Age-Related Macular Degeneration is an indispensable book for everyone adjusting to life with low vision.

Set in larger type for easier reading, The First Year®–Age-Related Macular Degeneration includes a glossary of ophthalmic terms; a comprehensive reference section of more than 100 resources for low-vision devices, audio books, research publications, financial assistance, local and national organizations; and first-hand accounts of living well with AMD.

DANIEL L. ROBERTS is a visually-impaired educator and musician who has devoted over two decades to researching and helping others with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Roberts is the recipient of the 2004 Distinguished Service Award presented by the American Optometric Association Low Vision Rehabilitation Section. His organization was also awarded the National Eye Institute’s 2006 Healthy Vision Community Award for innovative approaches to vision-related health education.