Millions of people go blind from diabetes. Make sure you're t one of them. In this book, award-winning ophthalmologist, writer and educator, Dr. David Khorram serves as your guide, giving you the kwledge you need to keep your vision for a lifetime. This easy to understand guide begins with a description of how the eye works and how diabetes causes damage, t just in the eye but throughout the body. Dr. Khorram then discusses the stages of diabetic retipathy, as well as other diabetic related problems such as cataracts, fluctuating vision and double vision. Dr. Khorram goes on to explain the types of doctors that provide diabetic eye care, the details of the eye exam, and an overview of special eye tests that you may need to evaluate diabetic eye disease. A separate section discussed treatment of diabetic eye disease, including laser treatment, surgery, and the use of revolutionary new drugs such as Avastin which can stabilize and even reverse vision loss. Finally, Dr. Khorram touches on issues related to control of diabetes and other health problems that can play a major role in helping you prevent blindness. An outstanding book for people with diabetes and their families. John T. Thompson, MD, President, American Society of Retina Specialists The depth and clarity of Dr. Khorram's book are amazing and it is a godsend to people with diabetes. Frank Harritt, Founder and CEO of Diabetes Self-Defense, LLC Having lived with diabetes for almost 30 years and treated patients with diabetes for nearly 20, I can say that Dr. Khorram does an outstanding job explaining the how's and why's of diabetic eye care in a sensible and understandable way. This is one book that I plan to read for a lifetime! Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, author of Think Like a Pancreas: A practical guide to managing diabetes with insulin If kwledge leads to action, you are well on your way to a lifetime of healthy vision. This book answers all your questions... Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, author of Diabetes Weight Loss - Week by Week
David Khorram, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Advanced Diabetic Eye Care at Marianas Eye Institute, where he has helped thousands of people with diabetes keep their vision. Dr. Khorram is listed in Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists. He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, as well as a researcher in diabetic retinopathy. Known for his ability to educate and entertain, Dr. Khorram is a frequently invited speaker. After completing his medical training at the University of Chicago and Northwestern Universtiy, Dr. Khorram set out to fulfill a lifelong dream of working internationally in an underserved community. Leaving the offers awaiting him in America's leading medical centers, he boarded a plane for the South Pacific, never to return. Starting in exotic Pago Pago, Dr. Khorram has served in villages, hospitals and huts throughout the Pacific. Dr. Khorram has published scientific articles in renowned international journals such as Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers. He is also the author of the award-winning book, World Peace, a Blind Wife, and Gecko Tails: Intriguing thoughts from an island on making life happier and healthier, and laughing along the way. Dr. Khorram and his work have been profiled in national and international publications. He and his wife and four children live in the Mariana Islands, where some of the world's highest rates of diabetes exist.