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Creative writer and university lecturer Georgina Kleege was diagnosed with early onset macular degeneration (Stargardt disease) when she was eleven years old. Part memoir, part cultural criticism, she discusses how she coped with going blind in a family and culture that encouraged her to conceal...
Andrew Potok was a forty-year-old painter when he was diagnosed with an inherited eye disease, retinitis pigmentosa, and told he would go blind. Devastated by this news, he traveled to London to undergo bee-sting therapy in the hopes of staving off blindness. Despite this painful and humiliating...
Initially written in 1970, Patrick Trevor-Roper was a British eye surgeon whose book brings together his professional knowledge of ophthalmology with his deep interest in art, literature, and psychology. He is interested here in showing how the organ of sight, as it evolved in humans, impacts who...
The author of this book chronicles in writing and drawing the changes in his vision brought on by macular degeneration. He was in an unparalleled position to do so, since, after studying art in the 1930s, Lee Allen took a job in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa as an...
This book brings together wide-ranging articles on vision and art by a number of contributors—some art historians, some ophthalmologists—and is generously illustrated with charts, diagrams, and reproductions of relevant artworks. In the opening chapter, Michael F. Marmor discusses visual function...

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