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Helpful Reading for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Was blind, but now I see
By Jim Hindman, Hindman Foundation, 2015
Jim Hindman, founder of Jiffy Lube International, who was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration at age 57 and years later declared legally blind, shares his remarkable journey to recovery, his setbacks, and dramatic achievements.

Glimpse: A Telling Tattle
by D. S. Sully, iUniverse.com, Inc., 2011.
Provides an education about visual impairment and helpful information to live well with macular degeneration.

A Self-Help Guide To Nonvisual Skills
by Daniel L. Roberts, MDSupport.org, 2011
The guide features a self evaluation of personal daily living activities. It also includes lessons in how to achieve daily living activities using senses other than sight through application of low vision devices, technology, software, and assistive procedures. Sharing your results with a trained low vision rehabilitation therapist is highly recommended. It's available for free online, and as a printable PDF.

Overcoming Macular Degeneration: A Guide to Seeing Beyond the Clouds
by Yale Solomon, M.D., Harper Paperbacks, 2009.
Offers a compassionate and understanding look at both the medical and human side of macular degeneration and ways to meet the challenge of its impact on everyday life.

Protect Your Sight: How to Save Your Vision in the Epidemic of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
by James C. Folk, M.D. and Mark E. Wilkinson, O.D., Medrounds Publications, 2006.
This book describes age-related macular degeneration, research on causes and treatments, what is needed to fight the disease and how to save vision. It discusses lifestyle changes, the right foods, multivitamins and medications that may reduce the risk of vision loss, and how to maximize remaining vision.

The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
by Daniel L. Roberts, Marlowe & Company, 2006.
An essential resource for those who want to be an informed, active participant in the management of their condition.

Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight
by Lylas G. Mogk, M.D. and Marja Mogk, Ph.D., Random House Publishing Group, 2003.
Relates personal experiences of people with age-related macular degeneration; includes information on reducing risk factors, new technology, nutrition, low vision aids, coping with depression and frustration, and active online communities for those with macular degeneration.

Making Life More Livable
by Maureen Duffy and Irving Dickman, American Foundation for the Blind, 2002
Simple Adaptations for Living at Home After Vision Loss

The Macular Degeneration Sourcebook: A Guide for Patients and Families
by Bert Glaser, M.D. and Lester A. Picker, Ed.D., Addicus Books, 2001.
Offers answers to many commonly asked questions about treatment, symptoms and causes of macular degeneration, diagnosis, emotional impact, choosing the right physician, newest treatment options, ways to slow progress, the importance of nutrition and general health, and how to adapt the home and workplace.

Living Well with Macular Degeneration: Practical Tips and Essential Information
by Bruce P. Rosenthal, Kate Kelly, and David Guye, NAL Trade, 2001
This guide offers the information, advice, and support to the growing number of people with age-related macular degeneration.

Living Well with Macular Degeneration: Practical Tips and Essential Information
by Bruce P. Rosenthal and Kate Kelly, Penguin Putnam Inc., 2001.
Offers information, advice and support to those with age-related macular degeneration, including information on low vision devices and a list of organizations and resources that can provide services, discounts and low vision products.

Coping with Vision Loss: Maximizing What You Can See and Do
by Bill G. Chapman, Ed.D., Hunter House Inc., 2001.
This book provides information and guidance on improving life through visual rehabilitation. It includes facts about eyes and vision, the causes and forms of blindness, as well as the new skills the partially-sighted person must learn. Specific approaches and devices are covered in depth.

Macular Degeneration Research Publications

The following publications from BrightFocus can provide you with more information:

Living with Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration: The Essential Facts

Safety and the Older Driver

Last Review: 08/23/13

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