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Eyes An Owner's Manual

CMA Your Personal Health Series

by (author) Bernard Fresco & Bernard Fresco Dr.

with David Rootman Dr.

Key Porter Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2010
Vision, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2010
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Vision is the predominant sense of human beings. It is our primary source of information about the world around us. And yet, with the aging of the population, the number of people with major eye diseases is increasing, and vision loss is becoming a major public health problem. By the year 2020, the number of people in the US who are blind or have low vision is projected to increase substantially. Currently, blindness or low vision affects 3.3 million Americans age 40 and over. This figure is projected to reach 5.5 million by the year 2020.
In Eyes, Dr. Bernard Fresco and Dr. David Rootman present an owner's guide to your eyes--from basic information on how the eyes work, to detailed descriptions of problems as diverse as glaucoma and macular degeneration. Written in clear, accessible language, and complemented by illustrations, charts and case studies, Eyes is an important addition to Your Personal Health Series.

About the authors

Dr. BERNARD FRESCO is an optometrist who practices in Toronto, Ontario. He taught at the School of Optometry in South Africa, and at SUNY, and was a clinical instructor at the University of Waterloo.

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DR. DAVID ROOTMAN graduated from the University of Toronto, School of Medicine in 1982. He then completed his surgical internship, as well as his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of toronto. Dr. Rootman has been on the active staff of the Toronto Western Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children since 1988. He is also an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, and the Director of the Eye Bank of Canada. He is the author of over 100 research papers, and has lectured extensively throughout the world on all topics related to his subspecialty.

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