Macular degeneration is now the #1 most common cause of blindness in adults. In fact, one in ten people over age 60 has already developed the early stages of macular degeneration - without knowing.
The macula is in the center of the retina (the layer of tissue on the inside back wall of your eyeball). It deteriorates in a variety of ways. There are two types of macular degeneration. One type is called dry macular degeneration which is more common and less severe. The other type is called wet macular degeneration. Wet macular degeneration is generally caused by abnormal blood vessels that leak fluid or blood into the region of the macula creating scar tissue while dry macular degeneration is a steady deterioration or rotting away of the back of the eyeball.
Considering the wealth of information on clinically documented cures for this disease it baffles one as to why so many ophthalmologists are clueless about the causes and cures of this eye disease. You wonder how a person who specializes in one tiny organ, the eyeball, can fail to want to know everything there is to know about it.
So what are the causes?
As people get older and develop macular degeneration or other similar eye problems, its now understood that the levels of two nutrients calledlutein and zeaxanthin have great significance - in cases of degeneration - levels of these nutrients are reduced . Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids from our foods that are present in the highest concentration in the retina. No other place in the body is higher.
Spinach is a wonderful source of lutein and the most potent form in supplements I've found is 20 mg Lutein (also contains zeaxanthin). Is important to note that improvement deteriorated if they discontinued the supplements.
And of course eating a lot of dark green leafy vegetables and not just relying solely on nutrients has improved vision in 71% of participants.
Its alarming that with the most expensive and high-tech medical systems on the planet, more ophthalmologists don't do the obvious and that is to check the nutritional status of their patients. Many patients have completely resolved their macular degeneration conditions
But like anything else, the earlier it is attacked, the better the results.
The bottom line?
Take a daily Lutein 20 mg and anyone with any type of eye disease should get the Cardio/ION with an expert interpretation. Your whole future depends on your eyes.
Other factors that contribute to degeneration are blue light - in the form of LED - this means wear protective LED blocker glasses when on devices -including reading under LED blue light in the home and at the office.