Millions of Americans have a significant level of vision impairment. This revised edition of The Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment is designed to provide students, professionals, and general readers with a comprehensive source of practical information on what has become the second most common disability in the United States.
More than 500 detailed entries are written in clear, concise language with a minimum of technical jargon. The volume incorporates a history of blindness and vision impairment with an A-to-Z presentation of health issues, types of surgery, medications, medical
terminology, social issues, myths and misconceptions, economic issues, and current research trends. This volume also features updated statistics on blindness and vision impairment, as well as new and updated appendixes offering information on schools for the
blind, relevant web sites for further study, and much more.
Revised and updated, the second edition features new and expanded entries on:
- Refractive eye surgery
- Cataract surgery
- Glaucoma treatment and research
- Macular degeneration research.
Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
Jill Sardegnais a freelance writer and co-author of One Way or Another: A Guide to Independence for the Newly Blind. In addition, she has been the exhibit developer for the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, where she created the traveling hands-on exhibit "One Way or Another," designed to teach children about disabilities.
Susan Shelly has a BA in English and over 20 years experience as a reporter, writer and editor. Her work includes more than 10 books and many articles on a variety of topics. Books she has authored, coauthored, or conducted research for include The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motivating People, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being a Successful Entrepreneur, Business Research Basic.
Allan Richard Rutzen, M.D., holds a B.S. with Honors from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and a M.D. with Distinction from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Opthamology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.
Scott M. Steidl, M.D., D.M.A., holds a ScB. in Biochemistry and an A.B. in Music from Brown University; a M.M.A. and a D.M.A. from The Julliard School; and an M.D. from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.