15.5 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration.The disease will strike 200,000 more people this year.It is the most prevalent cause of vision loss in the western world.And most people have never heard of it . . . until now.Dr. Lylas Mogk, the founding director of the Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center of Michigan and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Low-Vision Rehabilitation Committee, has a unique professional and personal understanding of macular degeneration. A doctor and loving daughter of a parent with this frightening though manageable condition, Mogk here explains the ailment and how to take steps to limit its effect on your life. Reassuring and comprehensive--complete with illuminating first-person stories of people with ARMD--Macular Degeneration will help you or someone you love with the newest information on- Reducing your risk factors- Experimental treatments and research- Coping with depression and frustration- Visual rehabilitation to help you read better, see better, and live independently- What families and friends can do to help- Eye-healthy recipes that could help save your eyesPlus a special appendix listing national vision and self-help organizations to contact for information and support!