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The eye care revolution : prevent and reverse common vision problems
Abel, Robert, Jr., author.
Personal Author:
Third edition, revised and updated.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
xxvii, 511 pages : illustrations, 23 cm
General Note:
"Second revised and updated edition"--T.p. verso.
Foreword / by Mehmet Oz -- Introduction. A global view of health through your eyes -- Part I. Awakening. A doctor steps outside the box -- Part II. The body as a whole. The eye as a mirror ; Uncovering hidden imbalances : becoming a medical detective -- Part III. How we see. Light and the eye ; General eye health -- Part IV. Prevention and treatments for common eye problems. The cataract epidemic ; Thief of sight : glaucoma ; Starvation of the retina : macular degeneration ; Diabetes : is blindness inevitable? ; Second chances : cornea transplants ; The not-so-odd couple : dry eyes and arthritis ; Kids : pediatric eye problems and concerns during pregnancy ; Other eye diseases -- Part V. Diet and nutrition. Food for sight : don't stop thinking about tomorrow ; Supplement your vision -- Part VI. Complementary options. Exercise for eye health ; The healing touch ; Improving your eyes' environment -- Part VII. Interactive medicine. No magic bullet : drug interactions and toxicity to the eyes ; Does your doctor care? Your health includes you! -- Part VIII. Looking forward to better health. The eye-brain connection ; High-tech ophthalmology ; Let's get started! ; A view of the future through your eyes -- Appendix A. Light and the eye -- Appendix B. The cataract epidemic -- Appendix C. Thief of sight : glaucoma -- Appendix D. Starvation of the retina : macular degeneration -- Appendix E. Diabetes : is blindness inevitable? -- Appendix F. Eye aerobics.
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"Valuable tips, unique insights. . .Dr. Abel is a healer for the 21st century." --From the Foreword by Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Alzheimer's can be predicted through the eye?
Sleep apnea can cause blindness?
Computers and texting are creating an epidemic of nearsightedness?
Retina chips and stem cell therapy offer promise for macular degeneration patients?
Your prescription drugs can give you cataracts. . .or glaucoma?

Alternative therapies have created new vistas for hope in eye care. In this breakthrough guide--newly revised and updated--ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Abel brings you amazing nutritional, herbal, homeopathic, and Asian therapies, along with conventional methods, to prevent and even reverse most vision disorders. Discover:

New devices that allow the blind to "see" through their tongues
What you need to know about your children's eyes
How to administer eye drops with your eyes closed
Antioxidant must-haves for your eyes
A safe, herbal treatment for glaucoma
Surprising ways vitamins can protect and heal your eyes
Easy steps to end eyestrain
New developments in LASIK surgery
Why lutein may be even more important for vision than beta-carotene
How to improve lazy eyes through acupuncture and vision therapy

Covering everything from high-tech laser treatments to centuries-old Asian remedies, Dr. Abel's authoritative, reliable information will help you and your doctor become full partners in saving your eyes and your overall good health.

"If you have an eye condition, ask your ophthalmologist how he will treat you. Then pick up Dr. Abel's book and note how many more answers he gives. I can vouch for the fact that the options he offers, being natural and nutritional, are far better." --Robert C. Atkins, M.D.

Author Notes

Dr.   Robert Abel, Jr., M.D  integrates modern medicine, alternative remedies and natural options in order to connect eye care with general health. His mission is to provide the best of eastern and western approaches to health in order to provide people with holistic solutions to eye care and mind-body wellness. Dr. Abel is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received his medical training at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Abel co-founded the alternative medicine curriculum at Thomas Jefferson University where he is a former clinical professor of ophthalmology. Dr. Abel has performed over 17,000 eye surgeries and helped found three eye banks. He holds patents on artificial corneas and received the senior honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) where he helped create the Committee for International Ophthalmology. He has spent 30 years teaching eye surgery courses nationally and has taught eye surgery in many other countries. He practices with Delaware Ophthalmology Consultants, and resides with his wife in Wilmington, Delaware. Visit him at

Table of Contents

Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Forewordp. xiii
Introduction: A Global View of Health Through Your Eyesp. xvii
Part I Awakening
Chapter 1 A Doctor Steps Outside the Boxp. 3
Part II The Body as a Whole
Chapter 2 The Eye as a Mirrorp. 17
Chapter 3 Uncovering Hidden Imbalances: Becoming a Medical Detectivep. 36
Part III How We See
Chapter 4 Light and the Eyep. 43
Chapter 5 General Eye Healthp. 70
Part IV Prevention and Treatments for Common Eye Problems
Chapter 6 The Cataract Epidemicp. 105
Chapter 7 Thief of Sight: Glaucomap. 131
Chapter 8 Starvation of the Retina: Macular Degenerationp. 170
Chapter 9 Diabetes: Is Blindness Inevitable?p. 198
Chapter 10 Second Chances: Cornea Transplantsp. 220
Chapter 11 The Not-So-Odd Couple: Dry Eyes and Arthritisp. 240
Chapter 12 Kids: Pediatric Eye Problems and Concerns During Pregnancyp. 259
Chapter 13 Other Eye Diseasesp. 289
Part V Diet and Nutrition
Chapter 14 Food for Sight: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow ...p. 311
Chapter 15 Supplement Your Visionp. 334
Part VI Complementary Options
Chapter 16 Exercise for Eye Healthp. 361
Chapter 17 The Healing Touchp. 370
Chapter 18 Improving Your Eyes' Environmentp. 378
Part VII Interactive Medicine
Chapter 19 No Magic Bullet: Drug Interactions and Toxicity to the Eyesp. 397
Chapter 20 Does Your Doctor Care? Your Health Includes You!p. 410
Part VIII Looking Foward to Better Health
Chapter 21 The Eye-Brain Connectionp. 419
Chapter 22 High-Tech Ophthalmologyp. 424
Chapter 23 Let's Get Started!p. 428
Chapter 24 A View of the Future Through Your Eyesp. 432
Resource Guidep. 439
Appendix A Light and the Eyep. 441
Appendix B The Cataract Epidemicp. 445
Appendix C Thief of Sight: Glaucomap. 449
Appendix D Starvation of the Retina: Macular Degenerationp. 453
Appendix E Diabetes: Is Blindness Inevitable?p. 455
Appendix F Eye Aerobicsp. 456
Source Notesp. 465
Indexp. 495