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Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Par Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
Par Tom Monte, Elliot Tiber. 2009
This is the extraordinary, behind-the-scenes tale of how Woodstock went from a pipe dream to the most iconic rock concert…of all time. Elliot Tiber, then known as Eliyahu Teichberg, was a budding painter in the 1960s. He also happened to be head of his local chamber of commerce--and owner of the yearly permit to hold summer music concerts. The rest, as they say, is history. 2009.
Smart medicine for your eyes: a guide to natural, effective, and safe relief of common eye disorders
Par Jeffrey Anshel. 2011
Information about the eyes; sections on nutrition, herbal therapies, and homeopathic remedies. Discusses disorders of the eye and visual system,…conventional treatments and self-treatments, eye care techniques, and refractive surgeries and vision therapies. c2011.
Saving Alex: when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that's when my nightmare began
Par Joanna Brooks, Alex Cooper. 2016
Two days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they took their fifteen-year-old daughter to Utah, where…they signed over their parental rights to a group of fellow Mormons who promised to "cure" Alex. For eight harrowing months, Alex was held captive in an unlicensed "residential treatment program," a virtual gulag where thousands of American teenagers have been sent by fundamentalist parents. Forbidden from attending school, Alex was beaten and verbally abused, and forced to stand facing a wall for up to eighteen hours a day wearing a heavy backpack full of rocks that literally broke her back. "God's plan does not apply to gay people," her captors told her, using faith as a cudgel to punish and terrorize her. With the help of a dedicated legal team in Salt Lake City, Alex would eventually escape and make legal history in Utah by winning the right to live under the law's protection as an openly gay teenager. 2016.
Par Rita Mae Brown. 1997
Autobiography of the openly lesbian novelist who has co-authored mysteries with her cat, Sneaky Pie. Describes her illegitimate birth, adoption…by relatives, and southern childhood; how she became an advocate for women's rights; and her relationships with tennis star Martina Navratilova and author Fannie Flagg. Some strong language. c1997.
Par Jennifer S Weizer, Joshua D Stein. 2009
Ophthalmologists describe the way the eye works and its common afflictions and related health matters, including macular degeneration and diabetic…retinopathy. They discuss treatments such as Lasik surgery; provide tips on living with visual impairments; and answer common questions about sight, surgery, and medications. 2009.
Par Sarah Prager. 2017
A LGBTQ chronicle for teens shares hip, engaging facts about 23 influential gender-ambiguous notables from the era of the Roman…Empire to the present, exploring how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms and shape culture. For junior and senior high readers. 2017.
Par Tina T Wong. 2011
One of the world's leading experts helps you navigate through glaucoma from diagnosis to the many treatment options. This landmark…patient handbook stands out as both authoritative and readable, providing the critical information necessary to help patients. 2011.
Par Jean-Daniel Arbour, Frédérique David, Pierre Labelle. 2013
Au Canada, environ 2,4 millions de personnes souffrent du diabète et sont susceptibles de développer une rétinopathie diabétique. Cette atteinte…de la rétine causée par le diabète toucherait 99 % des diabétiques de type 1 et 60 % des diabétiques de type 2 diagnostiqués depuis 20 ans. Le dépistage est donc devenu un enjeu majeur de la lutte contre la rétinopathie diabétique, d'autant plus que des traitements très efficaces existent et permettent non seulement de ralentir sa progression, mais aussi - souvent - d'améliorer la vision déjà affectée. Ce livre permet de mieux comprendre les signes qui caractérisent la rétinopathie diabétique et les symptômes qui en résultent. Il aborde les principaux facteurs de risque et les moyens de prévention, et explique en détail comment on établit le diagnostic, quels sont les traitements proposés et comment mieux vivre avec la maladie au quotidien. Enfin, il donne un aperçu des avancées de la recherche qui ouvrent de nouvelles perspectives thérapeutiques. 2013.
Par Jean-Daniel Arbour. 2010
AMD affects one million Canadians, yet it is still poorly understood and causes much anxiety to those diagnosed with it.…Will I go blind? Will I be able to lead a normal life? Can I be cured? Addresses these and other questions to help in understanding the impact of AMD in everyday life. Describes the latest research and new treatments under development which hold promise for the future. 2010.
Par Jean-Daniel Arbour. 2010
Ce livre aborde tous les sujets qui permettront de mieux comprendre l''impact de cette maladie sur la vie quotidienne. Les…plus récentes avancées dans le domaine de la recherche sont également expliquées. 2010.
Par Yale Solomon, Jonathan D Solomon. 2000
The author is an ophthalmologist specializing in macular degeneration who was diagnosed with the condition in one eye in 1990…and the other eye in 1997. He uses this combination of experiences to provide detailed information, advice, and reassurance in this guide for others with the disease. 2000.
Par Elspeth Cameron. 1997
Elspeth Cameron, a literary biographer, shares her journey from an unhappy marriage to the realization that she is a lesbian.…Along the way she must deal with her own confused feelings and the reactions of her friends and family to her decision. Some descriptions of sex. c1997.
Par David Aretha. 2010
Only after his assassination did America truly begin to understand Milk's impact on the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and…transgender people. Documents his life from his birth on Long Island, to his struggle for an identity, through his calling as a gay-rights activist and politician in San Francisco. For junior high readers. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2010.
Par Edie Ann Glaser. 2008
In this first comprehensive book written for the patient with nystagmus and those who care for them, the topics include…What causes nystagmus, How to get a good diagnosis, How nystagmus affects daily vision, and What various treatments are available, including optical aids, vision therapy, drugs, and a review of the recently developed tenotomy procedure. Also covers surgery, and includes references for further study and an extensive glossary and index. 2008.
Par Lillian Faderman. 2003
Faderman is known as the foremother of gay and lesbian studies, yet few would suspect she was the illegitimate child…of a guilt-obsessed single mother, that she tried to please her mom by becoming a movie star, or that she worked her way through college as a stripper. Faderman's mother and aunt left Latvia in 1923 to work in New York and send back money to their family, but neither could save their loved ones from Hitler's Holocaust, which tormented Faderman's mother endlessly. Trying to make her life meaningful and redeem her mother's suffering, Faderman eventually entered the University of California at Berkeley, ultimately achieving a Ph.D., a baby, a lover, and becoming a groundbreaking scholar of gay and lesbian studies. Some strong language and descriptions of violence, descriptions of sex. 2003.
Par Bruce P Rosenthal, Kate Kelly. 2001
A complete guide to macular degeneration, including information on the symptoms and causes of AMD; the latest research on medical…treatments and vision rehabilitation; how diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes can help slow the progress of AMD; devices that aid readings, driving and other everyday activities; glossary and resource list. 2001.
Par David Boyer, Homayoun Tabandeh. 2012
Retina specialists describe the risks, symptoms, diagnosis techniques, treatments, and emotional impact of macular degeneration. They explain the differences between…the dry and wet versions of the disease, discuss hallucinations called Charles Bonnet syndrome, and assess available low-vision tools. c2012.