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I am recommending this book to my ophthalmologist and if he reads itI will post an update or ask him to post a review as retina issues are part of his expertiseI found book interesting and informative I would recommend to anyone interested in learning about relatively new advancements made in retinal health fieldARC was provided courtesy of publisher thru NetGalley without any expectations of recompense whatsoeverOne last thing that I personally would like to add IF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE THAT YOU MAY KNOW HAVE HAD CHICKEN that I personally would like to add IF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE THAT YOU MAY KNOW HAVE HAD CHICKEN PLEASE GET THE SHINGLES VACCINE WITH YOUR DOCTOR S BLESSING I had shingles in the eye I was basically blind in my eye for two weeks and twenty months later I am still dealing with the aftermath As a voracious reader this was the worst nightmare imaginable Thankfully I am seeing the light at the end of a long tunnel thanks to excellent and caring ophthalmologist care I received this ARC e book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewTo begin and the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewTo begin I could only tolerate about 13 of this book It is very poorly written with lots and lots of repetition For example there was a whole paragraph repeated word for word from chapter one to chapter two The book was purportedly written for laymen interested in sight restoration particularly in Steve Charles innovations in treatment of problems with the vitreous The author started out explaining ocular problems in laymen s terms et not in an elementary fashion Soon however he segued into scientific and ophthalmologic jargon He would go back and forth from a story line which jumped all over the place to lecturing to medical students The lectures didn t seem to maintain a relationship to the problems involved in the story line However the story line was not consistent eitherI m sure the life and life work of Steve Charles was a story worth chronicling but this book did not do it justice 35 stars rounded up I received a copy of this book for free through a Goodreads First Reads GiveawayPart biography part memoir James C #Moore introduces us to Dr Steve Charles who s contributes to ophthalmology are extremely extensive Parts of the book were fascinating # introduces us to Dr Steve Charles who s contributes to ophthalmology are extremely extensive Parts of the book were fascinating Moore s own story of losing sight in one of his eyes Also portions of the biography of Charles were uite interesting too The main issue with the book is the technical jargon that will leave a layperson in the field of ophthalmology scratching hisher head While Moore explains somehe doesn t explain nearly enough He names diseases and procedures using the technical terms without giving us analogies or simpler explanations It makes the book confusing and difficult to read It s almost as if he took the information verbatim from technical manuals or textbooks and not providing any interpretation for the laypersonOverall the biography portion of Dr Charles is important and he should be well known than he is outside of eye surgery circles The memoir of Moore is interesting too as he battles to first reverse the blindness in one eye then battles to accept his loss of sight It s just the delivery that was poor I received a copy of this book for free through a Goodreads First Reads GiveawayAs someone that has suffered with vision problems for my entire life I find the content fascinating My eye surgery was at the age of 4 and I can still remember the recovery wearing eye patches for months and being teased by my sisters 46 The Ultimate EU Test Book Administrators 2020 years later I can t imagine the difference in recovery time and techniues for the same surgery today For most people this book may be too technical butou should still read it Research what Comprendre et grer les conflits dans les entreprises et les organisations you don t understand Growour mind Way above my pay grade This book belongs in a university classroom It seemed to be of a glowing tribute to Dr Steve Charles and his contributions to eye surgery I d0 agree that physicians should never stop learning and refer patients to th. A Look at a Legacy Faced with potential blindness because of a recurring detached retina James Moore makes a last attempt to save the sight in his right eye Hoping for a miracle he travels from Austin to Memphis to meet with eye specialist Steve Charles a physician whose inventions of machines tools and techniues have been transformative in the field of retinal surgery and who has performed vitreoretinal procedures than anyone in history As he struggles to see Moore comes to realize that while no doctor has perhaps had a broad. Give Back the Light

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Ose advanced in their specialty Unfortunately we blindly trust our doctors to heal us But how do we know they possess the skills to get the job done i received this book in a GoodRead s Giveaway Thank ou I won a free digital copy in a Goodreads giveaway this did not influence my reviewI skimmed andor read about 25% of the book including portions of the last chapter With a few notable exceptions I find journalists often don t write the most compelling memoirs I found myself wishing Moore had inserted of himself into his story He repeatedly mentions his decades of good before developing a detached this grew irritating to me after a few mentions as an intelligent well educated journalist he must know that good health isn t an insurance policy against later ailments I suspect Moore repeatedly notes his good health because of the shock and sadness he felt upon developing eye problems I wish he explored his emotional response openly and thoroughly rather than perseverating on the facts surrounding his visual diffi The book is well written and addresses an important issue But The medical detail made it hard for me to sustain interest in reading it It is a book that will be of great interest to those working in the field I elected not to finish the book at this time I received this book as part of Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Most simply it is a compelling story of a doctor s relentless truly the right word work in the field And I appreciate that it is certainly a story I had never heard before However other reviews are accurate in that it is tedious plodding and heavily technical The human aspect of the story is the most interesting by far but gets a bit weighed down in the minutia at least for this layperson I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and am happy to provide an unbiased review with thanks to the publisher and the authorsIf ou haven t heard of James C Moore Un Nol River Falls you should have Ifou haven t heard of Dr Steve Charles Jane and Julio you should have I read a lot of medical books actually a lot of books period and I hadn t heard of either of them I am ashamed to sayThis book is about Emmy award winner and author James C Moore s long fight to protect the sight in his right James C Moore is a seasoned journalist who covered presidential politics forears A former TV news correspondent he is also a New York Times best selling author of six books prior to this one A few ears ago while watching the TV one afternoon Moore noted dark insect like flecks floating across the field of vision in his right eye He phoned his optometrist who after examining Moore subseuently made an emergency referral to a skilled Ivy League trained ophthalmologist This eye specialist diagnosed a retinal detachmentAs people age the clear gel like substance that fills the inside of the eyes known as the vitreous tends to shrink slightly and become watery The vitreous can put enough pressure on the retina to make it tear The older now thinner gel can flow in through the tear and actually lift the retina off the back of the eye Myopic short sighted eyes which have a greater front to back length are also vulnerable to retinal tears and detachments Left untreated a detached retina can lead to blindness The retina contains cells sensitive to incoming light In response to light these cells trigger nerve impulses which are sent along the optic nerve to the brain Without a functioning retina light can t be transformed into electro neural impulses and our brains can t light can t be transformed into electro neural impulses and our brains can t visual images Over a period of Five Years Moore Was Submitted To A years Moore was submitted to a of surgical procedures by a supposedly skilled enough ophthalmologist but Moore s retina would not stay attached He was apparently an outlier for whom the procedures would not take In a last ditch attempt to save the vision in his right eye he ended up travelling from Texas to Tennessee to consu. Er impact on vision and ophthalmological surgery no one outside the field really knows who Charles is or what he’s accomplished Moore decides to change that New York Times best selling author of Bush’s Brain and Emmy award winning television news correspondent James Moore documents his own journey in the struggle to save his eyesight while also weaving in a detailed account of the doctor’s profound accomplishments and their global impact on people Part biography part autobiography Give Back the Light is a dual track narr. Lt the legendary indefatigable retinal surgeon Dr Steve Charles At 75 Dr Charles who had developed a remarkable number of retinal surgery techniues and instruments was still skilfully performing ten microsurgical retinal operations a day He d performed approximately 38000 in his career to that point When he wasn t working he was travelling to provide charity care and teach others around the world the procedures that could save patients vision Sadly by the time Dr Charles examined Moore his condition was inoperable However the journalist Was Intrigued By This intrigued by this high energy single minded medical specialist and felt his accomplishments should be known by than a relatively small number of retinal surgeons hence this bookMoore proceeds to provide a history of the development #Of Surgical Techniues For The Repair Of Torn And Detached # surgical techniues for the repair of torn and detached He details the achievements of big innovators of 1960s and 1970s ophthalmological surgery who trained Dr Charles at the University of Miami s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute A uick scan of the text reveals that after this Steve Charles s own biography and contributions to the field of ophthalmology surgical and technical take centre stage Dr Charles also has a mechanical and electrical engineering background which proved valuable in designing revolutionary instruments euipment and even techniues for eye surgeryI regret to say that I found the book s many technical details and its considerable medical jargon extremely dry reading Not far into the third chapter I decided not to complete the book While Moore s text does contain photographs of scientists euipment and instruments involved in retinal surgery there is uite stunningly not a single diagram of the eye Moore assumes that his reader has the same knowledge that he a sufferer of retinal detachment gained over a five ear period as a patient and during the additional ears it took to write his bookThough I found Moore s writing far from engaging I ll allow that it is grammatical and competent I m sure if I d been interested in the material or motivated I could have finished the book The fact is from the start I was probably not prepared to read a text that contained this degree of detail about eye surgery techniues instruments and euipment and Moore did little to inspire interest I was expecting a book geared towards a reasonably intelligent lay person Unfortunately I didn t get that book Moore does not methodically guide a reader such as myself who has only basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye and almost no familiarity with eye surgery Instead from the get go he bombards the reader with medical terminology When approaching new medical subjects I prefer a supportive approach that provides me with diagrams and some basic explanations Because I felt I wasn t getting what I needed I spent an inordinate amount of time googling medical terms surgical descriptions and eye diagrams I didn t have much confidence that I could read the book without this kind of educative front loading Even that proved to be inadeuate to the task too much work for far too little pleasure I don t think it is unreasonable to expect an author to do some of this set up work for a lay reader think it is unreasonable to expect an author to do some of this set up work for a lay reader raises another issue who exactly is Moore s intended audience In the foreword retired Iowa ophthalmologistretinal surgeon Christopher Blodi suggests there are three types of readers for the book 1 those with medical problems who are trying to negotiate their own way through the healthcare system or adjust to disability 2 those interested in driven individuals and 3 ophthalmology specialists interested in learning about someone who has dominated the field I don t really fit into any of these categories and maybe that s why I found the book so unsatisfying My sense is that only the third type of reader could cope well with this text. Ative that highlights the challenges and achievements of modern health care  ​This is a book about a physician who has been intimately involved in saving the vision of millions of people through the spread of his technology and surgical techniues Dr Charles is an historical and et mostly unknown figure who has lived a remarkable life of great importance In the telling Moore helps readers view the wider world and their contributions to it in different light and offers a prosaic understanding of the sheer joy of just seeing?.