[DOWNLOAD] Give Back the Light AUTHOR James C. Moore

Ist but Moore s retina would not Stay Attached He Was attached He was 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 consult 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 ournalist was intrigued by this extraordinarily 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 retinas 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 argon 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 year period as a patient and during the additional years 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 *the get go he bombards the reader with medical terminology When approaching new medical subjects I prefer a supportive approach 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 which 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 #these categories and maybe that s why I found the book so unsatisfying My sense is that only the third of reader could cope well with this tex. 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 yet 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 oy of ust seeing?.

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Es did so and for the first time had some hope that his sight could be savedThe book is written by both men in alternative chapters each telling his story and how their lives intersected one driven to save his sight the other driven to help as many people as possible It is unusual in that the book is part biography part auto biography part MEMOIRAND ON IT GOES I RECEIVED THIS ARC E on it goes I received this ARC e from NetGalley #And The Publisher In #the publisher in for an honest reviewTo begin with 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 yet not in an elementary fashion Soon however he segued into scientific and ophthalmologic argon He would go back and forth from a story 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 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 but you should still read it Research what you don t understand Grow your mind 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 ournalists 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 health before developing a detached retina this grew irritating to me after a few mentions as an intelligent well educated ournalist he must know that good health isn t an insurance policy against later ailments I suspect Moore repeatedly notes his good health beca 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 James C Moore is a seasoned ournalist who covered presidential politics for years A former TV news correspondent he is also a New York Times best selling author of six books prior to this one A few years 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 form visual images Over a period of five years Moore was submitted to a number of surgical procedures by a supposedly skilled enough ophthalmolog. 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 ourney 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. Give Back the Light


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