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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Personal and Professionals Perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind presents a personal account of living successfully with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), combined with powerful new information on effective service delivery.

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In Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind , 93-year old Lindy Bergman illustrates the ways in which life with low vision can be lived with independence, dignity, and personal satisfaction. Also included are highly informative chapters, written by world-renowned experts from The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. These chapters encompass the latest information about the causes and treatment of AMD; concise and informative overviews of the effects of aging on vision, the emotional and psychological components of vision loss, and the integration of the individual’s psychological recovery into low vision service delivery; and a cutting-edge model of rehabilitation that meets the challenges of service provision today.

  • Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Foreword: How We Choose To See It
    About the Contributors

    PART 1 Personal Experiences Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind–Lindy Bergman’s Story
    1 Gaining a Sense of AMD
    2 Look at It This Way
    3 Keeping Your Body as Healthy as Your Mind
    4 Life with Less Vision, and How to Move Forward
    5 Consider the Family
    6 A Note to Loved Ones
    Afterword: A Point of View

    PART 2 Professional Perspectives
    7 Vision and Aging: General and Clinical Perspectives
    8 Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Causes and Current Medical Perspectives
    9 Emotional and Psychological Reactions to Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    10 The Low Vision Eye Exam: What to Expect
    11 Integrating Low Vision Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology
    12 The Impact of Macular Degeneration: An Epilogue

    Appendix: Age-Related Macular Degeneration Guide
    Narrative Descriptions

    • Table of Contents:
    • Gaining a sense of AMD
    • Look at it this way
    • Keeping your body as healthy as your mind
    • Life with less vision, and how to move forward
    • Consider the family
    • A note to loved ones
    • Vision and aging : general and clinical perspectives / Alfred A. Rosenbloom
    • Age-related macular degeneration : causes and current medical perspectives / Gerald Allen Fishman
    • Emotional and psychological reactions to age-related macular degeneration / David Rakofsky
    • The low vision eye exam : what to expect / Kara Crumbliss
    • Integrating low vision rehabilitation and assistive technology / Thomas Perski
    • The importance of research in low vision / Patricia Grant
  • Federal Quota Funds: Not Available

    Publication Date: 2011

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