The acclaimed book on macular degenerationâ€”now completely revised and updated with cutting edge research and the latest developments in the field.More than fifteen million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and the disease will strike 200,000 more people this year. It is the most prevalent cause of vision loss in the western world. Dr. Lylas Mogk, the founding director of the Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center of the Henry Ford Health System, has a unique professional and personal understanding of AMD. A doctor and loving daughter of a parent with this frightening though manageable condition, Mogk here explains exactly what it is and how to limit its effect on your life. Reassuring and comprehensiveâ€”complete with illuminating first person stories of people with AMDâ€”Macular Degeneration will help you or someone you love with information onâ€˘ Reducing your risk factorsâ€˘ Revolutionary new technology, including laser surgery and alternative treatmentsâ€˘ New research discoveries in nutritionâ€”and eye-healthy recipesâ€˘ The latest low-vision computer software programsâ€˘ Coping with depression and frustrationâ€˘ Active online communities of people with macular degeneration Plus a Low Vision Living Rehab program to help you read better, see better, and live independently!