To those interested in Macular Degeneration, Stargardt disease, retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal diseases
We have been working in this office treating people with macular degeneration and other retinal diseases using the technology of microcurrent stimulation. The results have been impressive, with over 80% of the people treated showing actual improvement in their vision. This technology has been in use for the treatment of eye disease in this country since 1983. We have treated people with both the wet (exudative) and dry (non-exudative) forms of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) and have found that both the wet and dry subgroups respond equally well to the treatments with microcurrent stimulation. The people with Stargardt’s disease, the juvenile form of macular degeneration have actually responded better than the older adults. The treatment is painless and in its history since 1983 has proven remarkably safe and effective.
In addition to the treatments with microcurrent stimulation, all of the people we work with are given extensive education and counseling about the supplements and vitamins that have been shown to be useful for retinal diseases. There has been an impressive amount of research on the importance of specific foods and dietary supplements for people with degenerative eye diseases, and we spend considerable time helping the people we see to understand and sort this research to come up with a personal program of diet, supplements and lifestyle habits. Diet, supplements and vitamins alone can slow the progression of macular degeneration and retinal disease, but they have never been shown to bring any significant improvements. Still, they are important, and when combined with microcurrent stimulation therapies provide a course of treatment that is safe, effective, affordable and available now.