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100 Questions & Answers About Macular Degeneration

Author(s): Jeffrey Heier, MD
  • ISBN-13: 9780763764364
  • Paperback    120 pages      © 2011
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Whether you’re a newly diagnosed patient, or a friend or relative of someone suffering with macular degeneration, this book offers guidance and support. 100 Questions & Answers About Macular Degeneration provides authoritative, practical answers to commonly asked questions about this condition to help you better understand all aspects of dealing with macular degeneration including treatment options, sources of support, and much more. 100 Questions & Answers About Macular Degeneration is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the disease's physical and emotional turmoil.

Part  1  Background: What Is It, Where Is It, and Who Has It?
Part  2  Risk Factors and Causes
Part  3  Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What Is It, How Can I Recognize It, and What Can I Do About It?
Part  4  Vitamin Supplements and Diet
Part  5  Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What Is It, How Will I Know if I Have It, Can It Be Treated?
Part  6  Treatment for Wet Macular Degeneration: New Therapies, Similarities and Differences, Risks and Benefits
Part  7  Intravitreal Injections: How Are They Given, Do They Hurt, and What Should I Worry About?
Part  8  Other Treatments: Cold Lasers, Combination Therapies, Future Possibilities

Jeffrey Heier, MD

Dr. Heier received his medical degree from Boston University, then did his transitional internship and ophthalmology residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.  Between his internship and residency, Dr. Heier served as a physician in a Combat Support Hospital in the Persian Gulf War, where he was awarded a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal.  Dr. Heier then completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston/Tufts University School of Medicine.  He is a partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, and the co-director of the vitreoretinal fellowship.  Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston is one of the largest and most prestigious multi-specialty ophthalmology practices in the United States.  Dr Heier is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts School of Medicine, and a Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Heier is one of the leading retinal clinical researchers in the country for new treatments in exudative and non-exudative macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, venous occlusive disease, vitreoretinal surgical techniques and instrumentation, and diagnostic imaging of the retina.  He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board or as Clinical Design Consultant to over twenty biotechnical or pharmaceutical companies. 

Dr. Heier is the past President of the Center for Eye Research and Education Foundation in Boston, MA.  He is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, and the Macula Society.  He is the recipient of the Honor Award and Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists.  Dr. Heier received the prestigious Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2007.  He is a volunteer for EyeCare America, and he received the Academy’s Honor Award in 2003.

Dr. Heier lectures nationally and internationally on retinal research and the innovative approach to the treatment of retinal diseases.  He has authored or co-authored numerous works in peer-reviewed journals, as well as served as a reviewer for Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Retina, and numerous other journals. 

Dr. Heier enjoys time with his family, especially watching, with his wife of over 25 years, his two beautiful daughters as they dance at Boston Ballet.