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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Ophthalmology
Eye Care Sourcebook
Williams, Angela L.
ISBN 13: 
9780780817944
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780780815322
ISBN 10: 
078081794X
Category: 
ConsHlth: Ophthalmology
Edition: 
6
Publisher: 
Omnigraphic, Inc.
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Active
Pages: 
600
Weight: 
2.5
Retail Price: 
97.00
Quantity On Hand: 
0
Quantity On Order: 
0
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Synopsis:
Recent statistics reveals that more than 3.3 million Americans who are 40 years of age and older are either legally blind or are with low vision. It is estimated that by 2050, the numbers of these conditions may double to approximately 2.01 million people who will be either blind, or have vision impairment (VI) of 20/200 or worse, 6.95 million people with VI, and 16.4 million with VI due to uncorrected refractive error. The most common causes of vision loss among adults in order of prevalence are cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Often these impairments can develop gradually and few are aware of the warning signs of serious eye disorders. Fewer still know that the effects of many of these disorders could be lessened or eliminated entirely with regular comprehensive eye exams and early detection which can help diagnose emerging vision problems before vision loss is noticeable. Eye Care Sourcebook, Sixth Edition provides information about common vision and eye-related problems and how they are diagnosed and treated. It includes facts about cataracts, corneal disorders, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other disorders of the optic nerve, retinal disorders, and refractive and eye movement disorders. It describes congenital and hereditary disorders that affect vision, and infectious diseases, traumatic injuries, and other disorders with eye-related complications. It also provides tips for recognizing and treating eye emergencies and suggestions to help prevent eye injuries. The book concludes with a summary of tips for living with low vision, a glossary of terms related to eye disorders, and a directory of resources for further help and information.

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