A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 4)

A Guide to Glaucoma (Part 4) Care Glaucoma

Low Vision and Blindness Aids for People with Vision Loss from Glaucoma It can be devastating. You’ve gone to your eye doctor because you notice you can’t see as well as you used to. You tried numerous treatments for your glaucoma, but your vision only got worse, and now your eye doctor tells you that…

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Focusing on the Can, Not the Can’t – Accepting the Limits of Macular Degeneration

Focusing on the Can, Not the Can’t - Accepting the Limits of Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration

“When you are ready, the teacher will come.” I first heard that almost 50 years ago from a former college professor. It has sneaked into my consciousness at irregular intervals ever since. A reminder This morning it poured into my inbox. “Know your limits,” the universe seemed to say. First Simone Biles to drop out…

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The Best Way to Help Your Visually Impaired Loved One

The Best Way to Help Your Visually Impaired Loved One Care Macular Degeneration

“How can I help?” “Please let me know if you need anything.” “What do you need from me?” These are all very well-intentioned questions that we have each asked at one time or another. When offering help doesn’t work However, rarely do these offers actually work. Think about it. How many times have you offered…

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Improve vision with these items

Improve vision with these items Care Macular Degeneration Resources

Sight is a precious gift that enables a person to enjoy the world in a unique way. Yet many people are born with complete or partial vision loss, while others’ vision slowly dissipates over time. Macular conditions include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to a loss of both central vision and the ability to…

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Living with Low Vision – Using the MagniLink S at Work

Living with Low Vision - Using the MagniLink S at Work Care

When Rebecca Dorton had trouble at work, she never expected to find the solution in her husband’s tackle box, but that’s exactly what happened one night in East Tennessee. After earning a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a Legal Studies minor, Rebecca was hired by the Sullivan County Circuit Court Clerks in East Tennessee. Familiar…

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Genetics, Epigenetics, and Cures for Macular Degeneration

Genetics, Epigenetics, and Cures for Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration

I always knew that age-related macular degeneration is a multi-gene phenomenon, but this is ridiculous! A study published in Scientific Reports suggested there are up to 106 genes that could contribute to the development of AMD. 106! Really?!? And a minimum of 31 of those genes are also associated with other problems. An example of…

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Things To Remember if You Have Macular Degeneration

Things To Remember if You Have Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration Storytelling

I remember the day after my first visit to a retinal specialist. He confirmed I had wet AMD in one eye and dry AMD in the other. This RS guy said to see the nurse to set up appointments for injections in my wet AMD eye! Did he just say he was going to stick…

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MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma

MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma Care Glaucoma Resources

It is estimated that over 3 million Americans over the age 40 have glaucoma, and it is said that half the people living with this disease are unaware they have it. Glaucoma is also the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma Minimally invasive glaucoma surgical procedures (MIGS)…

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5 Worst Eye Problems

5 Worst Eye Problems Glaucoma Resources

If you are interested in the Top 10 List for 2021, you can find it by <clicking here>! Top 10 Low Vision Aids for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) – 2021 Here are the 5 worst eye problems that affect the elderly. 1. Glaucoma Abrupt and severe pain in your eyes and seeing halos can be signs of glaucoma.…

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Grocery Shopping Tips for Home Delivery

Grocery Shopping Tips for Home Delivery Care

Getting to and from the grocery store, navigating the aisles of superstores with dairy products on one end and fresh produce on the other, along with finding and selecting your favorite cereal, salad dressing, or coffee creamer can be overwhelming for sighted people let alone those with vision problems.  Fortunately, there are now many options…

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Change Is Hard

Change Is Hard Care Macular Degeneration

Shortly after being diagnosed with macular degeneration, the reality sets in that the way we have done things for years will have to change, possibly in the near future. How can I do ___? With loss of sight, how will you cook and clean? What if you can no longer drive, how will you get…

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Why Are Visits to the Eye Doctor Important?

Why Are Visits to the Eye Doctor Important? Care Macular Degeneration

I recently wrote an article about a conversation I had with a group of my friends. It was surprising to me to hear that they don’t see an optometrist annually. This was a foreign concept to me, as I visit some form of an eye doctor twice a year at a minimum. In that article,…

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