An easy-to-read yet thorough guide to understanding and managing glaucoma and taking care of your vision.
When you receive a glaucoma diagnosis, knowing where to turn and how to understand treatment options can be overwhelming. Fifty percent of people with glaucoma do not even know they have the disease, and those who do may still struggle with managing it. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to irreversible blindness.
The Glaucoma Guidebook is an invaluable resource for anyone living with glaucoma and for those who are at high risk of developing the disease. Dr. Constance Okeke, an expert with over 20 years of experience helping thousands of patients see better, provides the critical advice and best practices needed to take control of your vision. In simple, accessible language, the book explains:
What glaucoma is, including early symptoms
What causes increased eye pressure
How to prevent blindness
How to become an advocate for your own eye health
If you have been recently diagnosed with glaucoma or are struggling with managing your glaucoma, this is the book for you. With over 50 color images and illustrations and easy-to-follow advice from both Dr. Okeke and actual glaucoma patients, this book will not only serve as a guide for those with glaucoma but also provide invaluable information for family members, caregivers, eyecare providers, and educators.
WINNER Health: Aging/50+ 2023 International Book Awards
Roz went on to complete a Doctorate of Ministry five years ago when she was 75, and her dissertation is the central part of her latest book Aging Consciously, Dying Awake. When working on her doctorate, she became interested in aging and what it meant for her on a personal level. “I realized I couldn’t write about aging, because I hadn’t really got there yet. I realized at that point most of my ideas about aging and dying had been made when I was younger, and because of that, it ended up being partly memoir, the different ways I learned about aging and dying,” she says. To make the change from an academic dissertation to a book suitable for the popular press, she had to recast it somewhat. She took out the footnotes and the references, and added a couple of chapters to make it an accessible reading experience. It is a collection of memoirs, stories, essays and poetry where the different pieces stand on their own, so the book does not have to be read cover to cover. She says the book is very different from other books about aging, many of which she found she could not connect to. “The books didn’t apply to me—what I call an ordinary woman living and ordinary life on a fairly limited income, with the potential for many years ahead of me and with the enthusiasm to keep on living. (excerpt from Wellinginton Times)