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If you have macular degeneration, know that you're not alone. And whatever you've been told, know that there is Hope For Sight and that there are simple things that can be done that you can begin today that can help slow the progression of the disease and even restore lost vision.
It's a big problem. It is estimated that there are over 28 million people in this country with macular degeneration and the numbers continue to rise. The most common type is called Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and it is now the major cause of blindness in older adults. Your doctor probably told you to take some vitamins, but there is more, much more that you can do.
These pages and this website are here to inform you of the things you can do, the history of macular degeneration treatments, the science behind it and stories to help give you some hope for your own vision.
We've tried to organize this material in a logical way. Please browse the materials in the tabs on the left, and if you have questions please contact us. If you are ready to start program of self-directed treatments that can stop the vision loss and even restore lost vision then you will definitely want to contact us. Thank you.
There are now some published studies that show the effectiveness of the Integrative Medical Treatments for Macular Degeneration described in this website.
To see some of these scientific studies, go Here. CLICK HERE for more information on the Science Behind the Treatments.
Macular Degeneration has many different clinical presentations, and just as many different associated genetic abnormalities. No single genetic variation has been found that would predispose someone to developing macular degeneration.
One interesting genetic variant involves the gene that is generally associated with Stargardt disease, AKA juvenille macular degeneration. That is the gene that codes for the ATP binding casette transporter protein, or ABCR. Variants on this gene can be found in people with Stargardt, macular degeneration and RP. All very different clinical presentations, but with a common gene. One good paper that describes this was in the American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG). To find this article, search in scholar.google.com for:
The American Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 67, Issue 4, October 2000, Pages 800-813
This is an important concept, for it shows how all of the different retinal dystrophies have much in common. If you have macular degeneration, and hear of some amazing treatment that someone develops for retinitis pigmentosa, then it may be news you can use.
Your eye doctor may have told you that there’s no such thing as a cure for macular degeneration. Surgery, eye injections or laser therapy may have been prescribed. Yet, these treatments have not been proven to improve vision, or stop the progression of the disease..
Unfortunately, you could be paying for an expensive treatment that doesn’t work.
Yet other macular degeneration treatments, such as microcurrent stimulation and nutritional supplementation hold great promise. In our clinic, we also include an extensive program of acupressure, exercises and color therapies which improve the health of the eyes, and the chances for healing.
Microcurrent stimulation is an impressive, affordable technology that has been in use to treat eye diseases since 1983. People who have wet and dry forms of macular degeneration have responded well to the treatments. In fact, 80 percent of patients treated with microcurrent stimulation have shown significant improvements in their vision in several studies.
Although microcurrent stimulation may be the best treatment for your eye condition, you may know little about it, due to a lack of information from your physician. This highly effective treatment, which is both affordable and currently available, involves no pain or patient discomfort and can sometimes be performed at home.
Research has also confirmed the effects of a wide range of supplements and foods that appear to slow the progress of eye diseases. Thus, microcurrent stimulation is often used in conjunction with nutritional supplementation. During their course of treatment, patients are often provided with vitamins and other supplements to ensure that their nutritional intake is optimized for recovery from their degenerative eye disease. Still, it is important to pair the nutrient therapy with the microcurrent stimulation, since dietary changes alone have not been shown to cause any substantial improvements in eyesight.
Acupuncture and Acupressure
Techniques from Oriental Medicine, including acupuncture and acupressure have been used for centuries to treat eye disease. We use an extensive program of acupressure in our treatment protocol. Acupressure can be done by the client, at home, and allows frequent treatments, at minimal cost. In our experience, acupressure done regularly brings results as good as those that are seen with needle acupuncture.
To learn more about available macular degeneration treatments that your doctor may not have discussed with you, be sure to request our patient guide to recovering your eye health, “The TRUTH Your Eye Doctor Isn’t Telling You.”