Alternative Treatment for Dry Macular Degeneration
At age 75, in May of 2009, I was dignosed with AMD in my right eye. My eye doctor showed me a scan that indicated a thinning of the macula and a distortion of the inner layer.
What I SAW happening to my right eye vision was: a reduced image, wavy lines, and some blocked central vision in my right eye.
"Friends" told me that I'd better learn braille as I will go blind for sure. I did not accept this prognosis. I searched the internet to find alternatives AND a physician who would agree to treat me. I found both.
On June 22, 2009, I began accupuncture and microcurrent therapy on both eyes. I also researched supplements to take and started that also. The main supplement that I use is "Macular Health Formula" produced by Eyescience.
I add omega-3, more lutein and zeaxanthin. I also try to follow a diet of rich fruits and vegetables along with walnuts and other nuts. I was treated twice weekly, took the supplements "religiously," and gradually found my right eye vision changing.
I could read small print, telephone poles became straight, wavy lines on a grid were greatly reduced. On August 11, 2009, my eye doctor repeated the scans and was pleased to see changes. The thickness of the macula in the right eye was just about normal. The irregular inner layer was straighter. The doctor said WOW, keep it up and let me follow the progress. Come back in six weeks.
Now, I receive accupuncture treatments twice a month and I treat myself with a home microcurrent unit my alternative med. doctor allowed me to purchase. This treatment is not approved by the FDA yet but efforts are being made to have this done soon.
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