Microcurrent Stimulation in the Treatment of Dry and Wet Macular Degeneration

In this 2015 study published in the journal Clinical Ophthalmology we see a small study with 15 people with both wet and dry macular degeneration. If you are considering a program utilizing microcurrent stimulation you will be pleased with the results shown in this study. Only microcurrent stimulation was used in this study and treatments were only done once a week. Still, some improvement in vision was seen, mostly in those in those study participants with dry macular degeneration.

We were using a frequency specific microcurrent stimulator. In the few studies published using frequency specific microcurrent stimulation, the results have been worse or at best the same as those using the MicroStim 100 or the earlier MicroStim 400 professional unit. You will pay a great deal more for a frequency specific unit but will not see better results than you can expect with a MicroStim 100 series.

What did the study show:
More people showed improvement then decline over the course of the study. Modern models for treatment programs that include microcurrent stimulation also include various other therapies to improve outcomes. With these more robust programs a higher percentage of people show improvement and very few people actually showed decline, justifying the additional effort beyond treatment with microcurrent stimulation alone.

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