Patients often experience a very profound sense of depression. They're scared that they are going to lose their independence. It's extraordinarily depressing and what they don't realize, and one of the places it's most gratifying to intervene, is to be able to tell these people with confidence that their depression is going to lift because their independence is not going to be as badly curtailed as they fear.
Steven D Schwartz, MD
Chief, Retina Division
Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA