New Movie For AMD People
This 60 minute movie on DVD contains a wealth of information for the patient, family and caregivers. It covers all aspects of what it means to have macular degeneration. What is AMD? How it is treated. The many visual problems are fully explained with amazing new animations created. What are the low vision treatment options including low vision systems, independent living aids and alternative media?
The potential steps you can take to prevent AMD are clearly presented. You will have a new an better understanding of AMD after viewing this movie.
The movie also tells the story of Bonnie, a AMD patient. We are introduced to Bonnie from her from childhood to her battle with AMD. We feel it is important to emphasize the person not just see them as a disease.
We explain and demonstrate the medical and surgical treatments available including the new anti-angiogenic injections. Extensive animations have been developed to help patients, families and caregivers understand.
We learn of the emotion impact on Bonnie and in the end see where she is today. But we also see a path to overcoming the terrible impact on the spirit of many patients.
We learn of each vision problem Bonnie experiences and learn what causes it and what can be done to overcome it. The movie helps you understand how the macula functions and its role in your vision.
Then we learn how low vision rehabilitative care can aid your vision. We demonstrate how low vision systems allow Bonnie to live independently and review all the common low vision systems for AMD.
We look at driving rehabilitation for some patients and bioptic driving. The services of occupational therapists and rehabilitation teachers is presented.
We also review the risk factors, new genetic information and preventive steps you can take that may lessen the progression of AMD.
Who are recommened to see this movie?
AMD patients, family members and care givers should see this movie. Occupational therapist, nursing home workers. senior citizens groups,
vision loss support groups, ophthalmic assistants and anyone who works with seniors. The movie is fully narrative to allow those with very poor vision to still benefit fully.