Slowing my Macular Degeneration

by Barry

Almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed with wet macular degeneration & was immediately started on the injections for this condition. For the first 18 months I was receiving the injections monthly, then as they started to slow my degeneration I went to every 2 months.

In the past 12 months I have been able to stretch them out to 1 injection every 4 months. As a result of research that I conducted myself I have greatly increased my intake of vegetables etc. containing lutein & zeaxanthin, ie. spinach (don't like kale!) silverbeet, broccoli, brussell sprouts, corn etc. as well as fish with omega 3's.

I am not sure if this is what has helped slow my MD but I am inclined to thing that this is the reason. I have just recently started to take a tablet once a day containing 40mg of lutein & 2mg of zeaxanthin.

One thing I am a little bit annoyed about is the fact that my eye specialist has never suggested to me to increase my intake of these vitamins or to take a supplement.

I live in Australia & I often wonder, after receiving your newsletter, if we are behind the US in the treatment of MD as I read in one of your articles that it was discovered way back in 1997 in trials at a US University that lutein & zeaxanthin could slow the progression of macular degeneration.

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