Tions I find journalists often don t write the most compelling I found myself wishing Moore had inserted of himself into his story He repeatedly mentions his decades of good health developing a detached retina this grew irritating to me after a few mentions as an intelligent well ducated 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 The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) eye problems I wish hexplored his motional response openly and thoroughly rather than perseverating on the facts surrounding his visual difficultiesMoore is clearly fascinated by Dr Charles the ophthalmology
*specialist whom he *whom he after several failed attempts to repair his detached retina There is no doubt that Dr Charles is an xceptional physician and a remarkable person however I wasn t particularly interested in reading about his grandparents his mentors Campfire etc Again the level of details focus on the wrong things Ixpected xploration of the doctor patient relationship and some summary of Dr Charles s achievements Instead Moore delves into minutiae of instruments and procedures without giving nough sense of the man or doctor himselfThe foreword by another physician tells the reader that one of the main things the book offers is an ducation into how to persevere through health challenges and how to manage the health care system as a patient While I admittedly didn t finish the book I unfortunately feel no nlightened after reading the portions that I did completeI do think the book will be of interest to Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life eye professionals but I think the synopsis and foreword do a poor job of accurately reflecting what this book is and who it is for 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 Ilected 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 you haven t heard of James C Moore you should have If you haven t heard of Dr Steve Charles you should have I read a lot of medical books actually a lot of books period and I hadn t heard of Crazy Love 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 rightye which led him to Dr Steve Charles who wasn t only the best in the field but who had first imagined then developed and finally created numerous machines and techniues that had saved the sight of thousands of people himself and untold millions who benefited from his research worldwideJames Moore suffered for years with a repeatedly detached retina Living in Houston his physician tried many times to repair the tear only to have it come back with a vengeance Finally he mentioned Dr Charles to James James went home and immediately contacted Dr Charles via mail He didn t Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society expect to hear anything very uicklyspecially noting it was the middle of the night and Dr Charles was undoubtedly a very busy man He was wrong Dr Charles answered the mail himself and within minutesHe told James to get to his Memphis office sooner rather than later James 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 ach 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 me. 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 yesight 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. ,
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 "of his xpertiseI found
Book And Informative I Wouldand informative I would to anyone interested in learning about relatively new advancements made in retinal health fieldARC was provided courtesy of publisher thru NetGalley without any Black Heart, Red Ruby 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 POX PLEASE GET THE SHINGLES VACCINE WITH YOUR DOCTOR S BLESSING I had shingles in theye I was basically blind in my ye 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 nd of a long tunnel thanks to New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood excellent and caring ophthalmologist care I received this ARC book from NetGalley and the publisher in Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey exchange 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 Forxample 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 xplaining ocular problems in laymen s terms yet not in an lementary 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 ЯED 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 arextremely xtensive Parts of the book were fascinating like Moore s own story of losing sight in one of his yes 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 headthe technical jargon that will leave a layperson in the field of ophthalmology scratching hisher head Moore The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs explains somehe doesn txplain nearly Moreno enough He names diseases and procedures using the technical terms without giving us analogies or simplerxplanations 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 Monsieur Pain eye surgery circles The memoir of Moore is interesting too as he battles to first reverse the blindness in oneye 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 A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author entire life I find the content fascinating Myye surgery was at the age of 4 and I can still remember the recovery wearing ye 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 surger 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 ye surgery I d0 agree that physicians should never stop learning and refer patients to those 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 you 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 The Exhaustion Breakthrough excep. 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 rightye Hoping for a miracle he travels from Austin to Memphis to meet with ye 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.
download Give Back the LightMoirand on it goes James C Moore is a seasoned journalist 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 ye He phoned his optometrist who after
examining Moore subseuently made an Supplemental Book emergency referral to a skilled Ivy League trained ophthalmologist Thisye specialist diagnosed a retinalMoore subseuently made an Hark! The Herald Angels Scream emergency referral to a skilled Ivy League trained ophthalmologist Thisye specialist diagnosed a retinal people age the clear gel like substance that fills the inside of the Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners eyes known as the vitreous tends to shrink slightly and become watery The vitreous can putnough 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 ye Myopic short sighted yes 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 *incoming light 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 lectro 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 nough 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 Red River Girl eye hended 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 La strada delle croci examined Moore his condition was inoperable However the journalist was intrigued by thisxtraordinarily high nergy 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 lectrical The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth engineering background which proved valuable in designing revolutionary instrumentsuipment and ven techniues for ye surgeryI regret to say that I found the book s many technical details and its considerable medical jargon Pretty Reckless (All Saints High, extremely dry reading Not far into the third chapter I decided not to complete the book While Moore s text does contain photographs of scientistsuipment and instruments involved in retinal surgery there is uite stunningly not a single diagram of the ye 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 ngaging 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 The West Transformed eye surgery techniues instruments anduipment and Moore did little to inspire interest I was xpecting a book geared towards a reasonably intelligent lay person Unfortunately I didn t get that book Moore does not methodically guide 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 joy of just seeing?.