Macular Degeneration diagnosis, what to do? Too often, patients are told that no further help is possible because certain areas of the retina or the photoreceptors are “dead”. But the experiences of many people affected by AMD give hope.
The eye disease does not lead to complete blindness. At a certain stage, the process comes to a halt. The retina, which is still intact, continues to perform its function, so that patients can still see, even if perception in the central visual field is limited. So far, science has not been able to provide any proof that the diagnosis of macular degeneration actually leads to the death of the photoreceptors.
Age-related Macular Degeneration – what to do?
For those diagnosed with age-related Macular Degeneration / AMD, this means that it is well worth looking for alternative healing methods such as those offered by a naturopathic practice.
OCT, Optical Coherence Tomography – a diagnostic procedure
With an OCT, Optical Coherence Tomography, the drusen become visible as deposits of the metabolism of the retina. Due to various disorders of the body, these metabolic products can no longer be broken down. The drusen become larger and larger until they gradually merge with the neighbouring drusen. The visual cells above them are no longer supplied with sufficient nutrients until they finally degenerate.
As AMD progresses, visual field loss occurs, which is perceived in the form of black spots. The reason is that the damaged visual cells no longer transmit signals to the brain. This erroneously led to the assumption that these areas of the macula must be “dead”.
The statement that patients repeatedly hear, namely that “dead” cells can no longer do anything, must therefore be questioned.
Diet when diagnosed with Macular Degeneration (AMD)
The changes and innovations that our world experiences are based on observations and the application of the knowledge gained. Patients diagnosed with AMD have succeeded in favourably influencing the disease with the help of a naturopathic therapy.
Often this effect already occurred after a change of diet to vegan food. With a balanced diet for Macular Degeneration, one can also favourably influence and support one’s visual performance. Vitamins also play an important role in the diet for Macular Degeneration.