Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision

Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision

Preventing and Treating Disease to Save Your Eyesight

Sophie J. Bakr


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Many routine tasks depend on good eyesight, whether it’s choosing clothes to wear, preparing a meal, driving a car or searching the Internet. These tasks help maintain your well-being and quality of life. So, keeping your eyes healthy and preserving your vision are critical lifetime investments. 
Dangers to vision include common conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. Many eye injuries occur each year, some of which cause permanent vision loss. More than 170 million Americans wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to help them see better —and spend billions of dollar annually on eyewear. Despite these measures, more than 12 million people older than age 40 are visually impaired.
Mayo Clinic Guide to Better Vision is written in a clear, conversational style, supported by illustrations, photographs, and tables. It is a practical resource for making the most of your vision: keeping your eyes healthy and your eyesight sharp at any age. 


Sophie J. Bakr:
Dr. Sophie Bakri, M.D. is a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Bakri is a specialist in diseases of the retina and vitreous, in particular, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and complex retinal detachments. She has authored many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials on drugs for retinal disease. Dr. Bakri has received an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists, and she is listed as one of Becker’s 135 leading ophthalmologists in the United States.