Review in: Natural Medicine Journal
The guide is for anyone interested in ways to support healthy vision, whether one wants to maintain good vision or reduce the risk on onset of eye disease. If one already has an eye disease and is under a doctors care complementary advice is provided for nutritional, supplement and lifestyle approaches to help the body heal and maintain healthy vision. This book will be available as an e-book as well.
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This 799 page book, Natural Eye Care: Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing, is a comprehensive guide to 48 vision conditions, supported by more than 2000 research studies and 48 color illustrations. It includes conventional and complementary approaches to conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eyes, floaters, retinitis pigmentosa, and many other eye conditions. It discusses additional approaches such as traditional Chinese medicine, acupressure, yoga, eye exercises, diet, nutrients, and explains the basics of vision health, antioxidants and inflammation in layman's terms. This is a guide for the everyday user who wants to support vision health, and health care professionals looking for a holistic approach for vision care and its relation to overall health.
Ebook version is also available.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Part One. Understanding the Eye
|Chapter 1. Anatomy and Physiology||1|
|Chapter 2. How the Eye Works||5|
|Chapter 3. Conventional Approach to Vision||9|
|Chapter 4. A Complementary Approach||11|
Part Two. The Fundamentals of Healthy Vision
|Chapter 5. The Role of Antioxidants||15|
|Chapter 6. Inflammation and Oxidative Stress||21|
|Chapter 7. Diet and Vision|
|Chapter 8. Nutrients|
|Chapter 9. Traditional Chinese Medicine|
|Chapter 10. Self Help and More|
|Chapter 11. Natural Eye Care for Pets||225|
|Chapter 12. Drugs||233|
Part Three. Vision Conditions
|Chapter 13. Refractive Eye Conditions|
|13-2. Farsightedness (Hyperopia and Presbyopia)||261|
|13-3. Nearsightedness (Myopia)||267|
|Chapter 14. Binocular Vision Disorders|
|14-1 Binocular Overview||277|
|14-3 Convergence Insufficiency||285|
|Chapter 15. Internal Eye Conditions|
|15-2. Color Blindness||309|
|15-3. Central Serous Retinopathy||317|
|15-4. Computer Eye Syndrome||327|
|15-5. Cone-Rod Dystrophy||341|
|15-6. Diabetic Retinopathy||351|
|15-7. Dry Eyes||367|
|15-8. Epiretinal Membrane (Macular Pucker)||377|
|15-10. Fuchs’ Disease||391|
|15-14. Lattice Degeneration||443|
|15-15. Leber’s Disease (Optic Neuropathy)||451|
|15-16. Light Sensitivity (Photophobia)||465|
|15-17. Lyme Disease and Vision||473|
|15-18. Macular Degeneration||479|
|15-19. Macular Edema||501|
|15-20. Macular Hole||513|
|15-21. Night Vision||519|
|15-22. Ocular Migraine||531|
|15-23. Optic Nerve Atrophy||541|
|15-24. Optic Neuritis||553|
|15-25. Retinal Detachment||563|
|15-26. Retinal Vein Occlusion||569|
|15-27. Retinitis Pigmentosa||579|
|15-28. Sjogren’s Syndrome||591|
|15-29. Stargardt Disease||603|
|15-30. Usher Syndrome||615|
|15-32. Vitreous Detachment||635|
|Chapter 16. External Eye Conditions|
|16-1. Bags Under the Eyes||643|
|16-4. Ocular Herpes||665|
|16-5. Ocular Rosacea||675|
|16-7. Pterygium and Pinguecula||689|
|16-8. Styes and Chalazia||695|
|16-9. Subconjunctival Hemorrhage||705|
|A-1. Juicing Recipes by Eye Condition||711|
|A-2. About Supplement Absorption||715|
|A-3. Effect of Mobile Devices on Vision||719|
|A-4. Protection from Sun Damage||723|
|A-5. Recommended Products||727|
|A-6. Amsler Test||731|
|A-7. Additional Therapies||733|
|A-8. Magic Eye||739|
|A-9. Essential Oils||741|
|A-10. Vision and Alzheimer's||749|
|A-11. Alkalizing Food Charts||751|
|A-12. Soaking and Sprouting||753|
|A-13. Vision Related Organizations||755|
|A-14. Dental Care and Vision||757|
|A-15. Pesticides in Produce: The Dirty Dozen||759|
|A-16. Emergency Eye Care||761|
|A-17. Alcohol and Your Eyes||763|
|A-18. Contributors to the Guide||765|
A PEEK INSIDE: GLAUCOMA
Technically, glaucoma is diagnosed based on a number of factors, including changes in the optic nerve, increased intraocular pressure (IOP), and/or changes in peripheral vision. In the healthy eye, aqueous humor is produced and drained from the eye into the bloodstream at a constant rate so that you always have a fresh supply in the right amount. Aqueous humor drains through the trabecular meshwork. Sometimes, too much aqueous humor is produced, and the eye can't get rid of it fast enough to maintain what is called "normal intraocular pressure."
Sometimes the drainage mechanism is faulty, the fluid can't escape fast enough to keep pressure at normal levels. Blockage in the trabecular meshwork or in the canal itself may occur. Either way, the abnormal high-pressure that results is called intraocular hypertension. The increased pressure can damage the optic nerve, first affecting side or peripheral vision, leaving central or straight-ahead vision perfectly normal. If left untreated, the high-pressure can eventually affect central vision, leading to blindness.
What is considered to be normal intraocular pressure (IOP) for a patient may vary. People may have signs of damage yet have normal or even low IOP.
Corneal thickness and corneal hysteresis also play a role in determining the proper IOP for a patient. For example, a patient with a thicker cornea is more resistant to glaucoma, and higher than normal eye pressure may be normal for them, but a thinner cornea in the mid-to-upper normal IOP range may be considered dangerous and too high for that patient.
Natural Eye Care: Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing, 2nd Ed.
By Marc Grossman, O.D. L.Ac. and Michael Edson, L.Ac.
Edited by Jennifer W. Miller
P. 799 Cm. 8.5" x 11"
48 color illustrations
Includes appendix and index