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March 25, 2004

Saving Lives: The Impact of Vision Loss in Later Life

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by Lylas G. Mogk, M.D. & Marja Mogk Presented by Dr. Mogk at the Pfizer Ophthalmology Therapeutic Area Conference March 25, 2004 I. Introduction Every year Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) causes more than 200,000 Americans to lose their central vision, and many more are already living with vision loss. In fact, macular degeneration alone has
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June 6, 2003

State Vision Screening and Standards for License to Drive

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From Summary of Medical Advisory Board Practices-2003. Changes in state requirements may have changed since then. To confirm information found here, we recommend that you contact your state’s licensing agency. Helpful information about driving with low vision: Driving Safely Low Vision Seniors Are Self-Limiting Their Own Driving The Day I Quit Driving Former Driver, Retired
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April 15, 2002

Email Discussion Groups May Improve Health

Posted in: Daily Living, Health and Nutrition, Latest News

by Dan Roberts April 2002 Researchers have shown that participation in an email discussion group may improve health status and lower health care utilization for persons with recurrent back pain. This is the first study of its kind which looked at Internet support in connection with health improvement, and it is this writer’s belief that
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April 6, 2002

What to Expect From a Low Vision Specialist

Posted in: Daily Living, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Judy Prevost April 2002 Definition of Low Vision Low vision is defined as an impairment of sight which cannot be adequately corrected with pharmaceutical or surgical interventions, conventional prescription eyewear, or contact lenses. The patient usually presents with a loss of visual field, loss of light sensitivity, distortion, loss of color vision, or loss
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January 6, 2002

Stargardt’s Patients Need Special Light Protection

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by Robert Hammer, B. Optom. January 2002 The gene for Stargardt’s disease has been identified (Allikmet et al.’97 Nat. Gen. 15:236-246). The faulty gene fails to code for a protein which is present in rod outer segments only (has not been found in cones, pigment epithelium or anywhere else in the body). This protein was
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July 6, 2001

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

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How To Avoid Charity Rip-offs by Dan Roberts 2001 Wherever you find people who are affected by incurable diseases, you will find others trying to relieve them of their money. Often hiding under the guise of nonprofit charitable organizations and carefully following all of the requirements imposed by law, they present a facade of benevolence,
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May 30, 1999

Doctors Don’t Like Talking to Patients

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An editorial by Frank J. Weinstock, M.D., F.A.C.S. Reprinted with permission from Opthalmology Management (May 1999) If you’re frustrated by your doctor’s lack of social skills, you’re not alone. It’s a problem common enough that doctors themselves sometimes have to remind one another of the importance of good communication with their patients. Here is an
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