Dr. Driscoll has done a fantastic job of condensing the most common eye issues those of us with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and other connective tissue diseases need to be aware of. She has written this in a balanced way that allows a lay person like myself to gain a better understanding of the eye, how it works, and what risks we need to be aware of. At the same time, it is not overly catered to the lay person. It is written in a way that will appeal to professionals like optometrists and ophthalmologists alike.
As a bonus, after purchasing the e-book, Dr. Driscoll invites you to email her to request a `check list' that you can bring with you to your eye care professional. This list highlights the most common eye related issues your eye care professional may need to be screening for. This list was tremendously helpful during my recent appointment with an ophthalmologist and certainly brought to his attention EDS eye related conditions that he had not been previously aware of. Given his young age, I wonder how many other EDS patients he will now be able to further help in his career after reading Dr. Driscoll's `checklist'?
The only other EDS/ eye resource I am aware of is a pamphlet available from a popular EDS support network. Although the basics in that pamphlet are certainly helpful, this e-book dives in much, much deeper, giving both patient and doctor the needed insight into the very real eye issues that can and do exist in EDS/ connective tissue disease patients.
AND....unbelievably, the proceeds from this book are going to research. So it's a win win all the way around!
Thanks Dr. Driscoll!