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About Robert Abel Jr. MD
Dr. Abel integrates modern medicine, alternative remedies and natural options in order to connect eye care with general health. His mission is to connect eastern and western approaches to health in order to provide people with holistic solutions to eye care and mind-body wellness.
Dr. Abel has traveled to India, Nepal, Mexico, Brazil, the Middle East and Europe researching alternative medical practices. Working with an herbalist for 20 years, he has adopted many natural approaches for disease management. He has also contributed to the translation of ancient Ayurvedic eye therapies. Dr. Abel has written over 120 scientific articles and 20 chapters in medical books. He has also authored the The Eye Care Revolution, The DHA story, The Best Supplements For Your Health, The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook, Lethal Hindsight and the Lumi children's book series.
Dr. Abel is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received his medical training at Jefferson Medical College. He performed his ophthalmology training at the Mount Sinai Hospital (in New York City) and at the University of Florida as a cornea transplant fellow. Dr. Abel co-founded the alternative medicine curriculum at Thomas Jefferson University where he was a former clinical professor of ophthalmology.
Dr. Abel has performed over 17,000 eye surgeries and helped found three eye banks. He holds patents on artificial corneas and received the senior honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) where he helped create the Committee for International Ophthalmology. He has spent 30 years teaching eye surgery courses nationally and has taught eye surgery in many other countries. Dr. Abel has long been a nationally renowned teacher of conventional eye therapy and has done research on pharmacology, contact lenses and cornea transplantation.
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Alternative therapies have created new vistas for hope in eye care. In this breakthrough guide—newly revised and updated--ophthalmologist Dr. Robert Abel brings you amazing nutritional, herbal, homeopathic, and Asian therapies, along with conventional methods, to prevent and even reverse most vision disorders. Discover:
New devices that allow the blind to "see" through their tongues
What you need to know about your children's eyes
How to administer eye drops with your eyes closed
Antioxidant must-haves for your eyes
A safe, herbal treatment for glaucoma
Surprising ways vitamins can protect and heal your eyes
Easy steps to end eyestrain
New developments in LASIK surgery
Why lutein may be even more important for vision than beta-carotene
How to improve lazy eyes through acupuncture and vision therapy
Covering everything from high-tech laser treatments to centuries-old Asian remedies, Dr. Abel's authoritative, reliable information will help you and your doctor become full partners in saving your eyes and your overall good health.
"If you have an eye condition, ask your ophthalmologist how he will treat you. Then pick up Dr. Abel's book and note how many more answers he gives. I can vouch for the fact that the options he offers, being natural and nutritional, are far better."—Robert C. Atkins, M.D.