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The Glaucoma Guidebook

Expert Advice on Maintaining Healthy Vision

Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE

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An easy-to-read yet thorough guide to understanding and managing glaucoma and taking care of your vision. *Winner of a National Health Information Book Award, an American Book Fest Health: Aging/50+ Award, and an American Book Fest Health/General Award*

Winner of the National Health Information Book Award by the National Health Information Awards, American Book Fest Health: Aging/50+ by the American Book Fest, American Book Fest Best Book Award in Health: General by the American Book Fest

When you receive a glaucoma diagnosis, knowing where to turn and how to understand treatment options can be...

An easy-to-read yet thorough guide to understanding and managing glaucoma and taking care of your vision. *Winner of a National Health Information Book Award, an American Book Fest Health: Aging/50+ Award, and an American Book Fest Health/General Award*

Winner of the National Health Information Book Award by the National Health Information Awards, American Book Fest Health: Aging/50+ by the American Book Fest, American Book Fest Best Book Award in Health: General by the American Book Fest

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
• Treatment options
• 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.

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I love this book! It feels like you are having a conversation with the warm and caring glaucoma specialist that Dr. Okeke is. This book will empower people with glaucoma and their families to achieve the best care. The Glaucoma Guidebook covers the important facts and provides practical strategies that glaucoma patients need.

Provides patients with the information they need to manage their glaucoma and minimize the fear and frustration that often accompanies this diagnosis. Dr. Okeke's more than 20 years of experience provides her with the insight needed to give the practical advice that can make a real difference in patients' lives.

A well-educated patient is a successful patient. Dr. Okeke provides a path for a better understanding of glaucoma, enabling patients to have a positive perspective on their disease. This background offers patients the ability to better discuss their disease with their eye care providers, maximizing their chances of maintaining vision and living with glaucoma.

Dr. Okeke has written a patient-friendly and comprehensive book on glaucoma that readers will find helpful. In it, she tackles the complex topic of glaucoma and breaks the disease and its treatment options down in a way that everyone can understand.

The Glaucoma Guidebook should be required reading for everyone living with glaucoma. Using concise, readable language, Dr. Okeke takes a complex topic and makes it clear and relevant. It is so important for people to take ownership of their disease, and a full understanding of it is key. As Dr. Okeke says, knowledge is power, and this book provides that knowledge brilliantly!

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Publication Date
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Available
Trim Size
6
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9
Pages
144
ISBN
9781421445823
Illustration Description
41 color photos, 17 color illus.
Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributing Editors
Introduction
Chapter 1. Understanding Glaucoma
What Does Glaucoma Look Like? Part 1
What Is Glaucoma?
What Does Glaucoma Look Like? Part 2
What Are the Types of Glaucoma

Foreword
Preface
Contributing Editors
Introduction
Chapter 1. Understanding Glaucoma
What Does Glaucoma Look Like? Part 1
What Is Glaucoma?
What Does Glaucoma Look Like? Part 2
What Are the Types of Glaucoma?
How is Glaucoma Diagnosed?
How is Glaucoma Treated?
Who is at Risk for Glaucoma?
Recommendations for Eye Exams
What Is the Impact of Glaucoma?
Chapter 2. 12 Expert Tips to Prevent Blindness
Tip 1. Don't Ignore the Signs
Tip 2. Do the "Cover Your Eyes So You Can See" Test
Tip 3. Accept the Disease, Don't Accept Defeat
Tip 4. Conquer Your Fears: Don't Despair, Have Hope.
Tip 5. Take Glaucoma Seriously
Tip 6. Partnering with Your Doctor
Tip 7. Know What Is Expected
Tip 8. Keep Your Medical Records
Tip 9. Talk to Your Family
Tip 10. Be Honest with Yourself
Tip 11. Know the Risks Associated with Glaucoma and Cataracts
Tip 12. Manage Your Glaucoma & Dry Eyes
Chapter 3. Keeping it Real. Real Patients. Real Advice.
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Resources
Guide to Putting in Eye Drops Correctly
Caregiver's Guide
Additional Resources for Caregivers
Guide to Finding a Glaucoma Specialist
Additional Resources for Glaucoma Patients
References
Philanthropy
IndexConstance Okeke, MD, MSCE

Author Bio
Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE
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Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE

Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and the lead glaucoma specialist at CVP Physicians / Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, VA. She is the author of The Building Blocks of Trabectome Surgery: Patient Selection.