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Sight Loss - The Essential Guide (Essential Guides) [Paperback]

Antonia Chitty , Victoria Dawson
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3 Jan 2014 Essential Guides
Sight loss affects 1.8 million people in the UK. This practical guide explains the causes of sight loss and focus on help and practical tips to make every day life easier. Sight Loss: The Essential Guide follows RNIB guidelines on font and layout to make it accessible for partially sighted people but it will also contain helpful advice for carers and families of partially sighted or blind people. Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease will all be covered in detail, the causes, detection, treatment and advice for carers will be explained in an easy-to-understand way. The book will also provide information on which eyesight professionals you will meet, how to cope emotionally and where to get support, reassuring the reader of what to expect during, what can be, a problematic and confusing time. Mobility, adapting your home and financial help will be covered making this practical guide invaluable for anyone who is concerned about their own, or a family member's, sight loss. Authors: Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Need2know (3 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186144091X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861440914
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 20.3 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,622,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Antonia Chitty is an award winning entrepreneur and author. Antonia has a diverse background, initially qualifying as an optometrist before working in PR, then writing for Which? magazine. This has helped her write books on topics including business, health and complementary therapies, disability and special needs, and parenting.

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About the Author

Antonia Chitty is an experienced author and journalist. Antonia has worked in the field of visual impairment and trained as an optometrist. She worked on sight loss prevention for RNIB before becoming a journalist writing health features for Which? magazine. She now writes on health, business and parenting. Victoria dawson is a qualified teacher who has worked with children with special needs and their families for the last 10 years. She has worked with children and young adults with visual impairments. She holds a Post graduate diploma in Special and Inclusive Education, and has a special interest in sleep difficulties.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, but packed with useful information 27 Mar 2011
Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my worries about the possibility of sight loss have increased considerably. One of the first things you learn is that diabetes is one of the major causes of blindness in the UK, along with numerous other ailments that are quite distressing to contemplate. This book covers sight loss from all angles (so to speak!). It is clear and comprehensive, covering all the main causes of sight loss or impaired vision, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetes. Each topic is described in terms of its causes, diagnosis and available treatments, with helpful summaries and checklist finishing each chapter.

As a diabetic, I learn that I am also at much higher risk of glaucoma and cataracts, so these chapters were also of interest to me in addition to the chapter on diabetic retinopathy. The topics are not exhaustively discussed, but the main options are described satisfactorily, and there is an extensive appendix with links for further reading, and addresses of organisations that can provide help and advice. In addition to the chapters on eye problems, there are good chapters on mobility, help around the home and financial help, all with useful, practical tips of how to adapt to impaired vision should it occur.

Overall, very readable overview of major causes of sight loss, diagnosis and treatments.
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