AMD - Age-related Macular Degeneration

 | 128 pages
$16.95 (paper)
$11.99 (EPUB & PDF)

Preface by Alan F. Cruess, M.D.

Second edition entirely revised and updated

"Understand the Disease and Its Treatment" series

AMD affects one million Canadians, yet it is still poorly understood and causes much anxiety to those diagnosed with it: Will I go blind? Will I be able to lead a normal life? Can I be cured?

This book addresses these and many other questions to help in understanding the impact of AMD in everyday life. In addition, the latest advances in AMD research are explained, as major therapeutic breakthroughs that have considerably improved the quality of life of people with AMD have been made in recent years and new treatments under development hold even more promise for the future.

AMD in 25 questions

Doctors answer the most frequently asked questions

  1. Understanding AMD
    • What is AMD?
    • How the eye and the retina work
    • How we see
  2. The two forms of AMD
    • Dry AMD
    • Wet AMD
  3. Risk factors
    • A word about causes
    • Risk factors
  4. Diagnosis
    • Early detection
    • Comprehensive eye examination
    • Fundus autofluorescence
    • Fluorescein angiography
    • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
    • Ultrasound
  5. Prevention and treatment
    • Preventing or slowing the progression of AMD
    • Treating dry AMD
    • Treating wet AMD
  6. Living with AMD
    • Low vision rehabilitation
    • Vision aids and other useful products
    • Adapting the home
    • Adapting the workplace
    • Getting around
    • Help from family
    • Specialized psychosocial services
  7. Treatments of the future
    • Future drugs
    • Future antiangiogenic therapies
    • Gene therapy
    • Stem cell transplantation
  8. Useful addresses
  9. Glossary