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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Park Publishing, Inc.; Second Edition, Second edition edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979294525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979294525
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Verdict: Printed in a large, dark font, this book provides basic, valuable, just-in-time information for those individuals facing vision loss, especially older adults. Highly recommended"  —Library Journal Express



"Ophthalmologists struggle with trying to assist patients and families as they adapt to untreatable and permanent visual impairment. This superb book should help thousands of patients."  —Robert C. Ramsay, MD, VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA, Edina, Minnesota



"The book is informative, well-written, and practical. A lot of research, thought, and effort has gone into this book, and the result is excellent."  —Dorothy J. Horns, MD, Southdale Eye Clinic, Edina, Minnesota



"I was impressed by the practicality and understandability of the book. It was a very worthwhile read and learning experience for me."  —Eugene O. Gullingsrud, MD, Edina Eye Physicians and Surgeons, PA. Edina, Minnesota



"All of us who deal with low vision patrons were absolutely delighted to see this book come along. I think the book is a fantastic resource."  —Dodie Frisbie, Outreach Librarian, Niles (Illinios) Public Library District

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Peggy R. Wolfe developed her expertise about macular disease while living with her own macular degeneration for 11 years. Her history with the disease goes back 50 years when her uncle and later her mother developed macular disease, and she helped them learn to cope. She lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.


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There are practical hints on how to function with day-to-day tasks, as well as excellent lists of contacts and references for assistance.
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This book is a common sense approach to dealing with any kind of progressive vision loss.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mary Paynter on May 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss

This is a real find! I have friends who are living with gradual loss of vision, and this book is the first I've seen that really offers some immediately practical suggestions to improve the quality of their lives. I am going to get a copy for each one. The effect of the whole book is so positive, and that's reinforced by the fact that the author writes from personal knowledge and from her own experience, as well as offering sound medical information. The reference links given in the appendix are also very useful. I had no idea there were so many resources! If you know of anyone with vision loss, get this book for them--it has large type and great illustrations, too.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Joyce Griffen on May 8, 2010
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This book is a keeper, for the author's message comes through loud and clear: you have a disease, it will progress (lacking a medical miracle) and the sooner you learn to deal with its demands the better off you will be, now and in the future.

All of us who suffer from ARMD know from our opthalmologists the medical part of the diagnosis, but this book is essential for the just-plain-living part of degenerating vision. Common sense, practical helps, matter-of-fact approach - I recommend it highly.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Blanche C. Comiskey on June 15, 2009
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I purchased this book for a relative, who is afflicted with Macular Degeneration. She was delighted with it. Though she has been struggling with her eyesight for a number of years, there were many ideas and suggestions presented in the book that she hadn't thought of.
Also, the size of the print was satisfactory and she could read it comfortably.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Marquita O'connor on February 8, 2009
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Marquita O'Connor, St. Paul, Minnesota

This is a brilliant book not to be missed by anyone with low vision and their caregivers.

From the moment I opened this book, I knew I was in good hands. To my delight, I could read it! The size and blackness of the print, the paper quality, the careful spacing of words, lines, and margins--all contribute to its readability for me, a person with low vision. The chapter on improving reading ability intrigued me first, in that it is personally my biggest challenge at present. It was so helpful that I decided to read the book from cover to cover.

Helpful hints for daily living about everything from cooking to personal grooming to aid in writing a check abound on each page. While the chapter entitled "Making Driving Decisions" would have been even more helpful while I was still able to drive, the suggestions for what to do after "giving up the keys" stimulated me. In each chapter the paragraph called "My Story" gives a personal sense. Particularly touching is the story about situations surrounding the death of the author's husband, entitled "One Day Too Late."

Even though my vision deterioration results from a rare condition affecting the macula, pathological myopia, rather than the more common macular degeneration, the strategies for dealing with vision challenges definitely apply to me. Now the book has become a reference manual for me, aided by the excellent index and appendix. Finally, the book encourages me to become a creative problem solver as I meet new challenges.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gerda Imke on December 14, 2008
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Of all the books written about Macular Degeneration, I found this book to be the most complete
and easy to read. I not only purchased it for myself but for a friend with AMD as well.
I refer to it often when another problem arises with my disease.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sharon N. on February 11, 2011
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The author did an excellent job of giving the reader very easy and practical tips for anyone living with Macular Disease. She offers hope to live an independent life despite vision challenges. This book shows us how to be proactive and come from a place of strength. I recommend this to all those with impaired vision and their family members.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Classy Grandma on September 5, 2010
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This book was recommended by a Web newsletter on ARMD but not available in the local library. After checking it out on Amazon, I decide to purchase it and it is a worthwhile tool to understand how one may have to adapt their life as MD progresses.

The print is very legible with simple illustrations to assist in understanding how to cope with the central vision loss. The list of references in the back of book are helpful in identifying resources both locally and more broadly.

The author also speaks to the emotional aspects of facing vision loss but with a positive attitude that an independent life style can be maintained with necessary adaptations. Prepare now for what may come later. As someone in the early stages of wet ARMD I found this helpful tool and I've recommended to several friends who share this diagnosis.I've also suggested my ophthalmologist may want to put this on a recommended list for other patients with the diagnosis.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shellie on April 18, 2011
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I ordered this book for a friend whoe has been diagnosed with Macular Disease. She found the book to be very helpful and is already implementing some of the suggestions from the book.
I would recommend this book to others with Macular disease and to people/family that support them.
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