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Re: Help for Aunt with macular degeneration, please

Wet macular degeneration can be treated with Oraya Therapy and Selective Photothermolysis - a laser kills pigment- (i.e.: lipofuscin-) rich cells, leaving healthy cells to multiply and fill in the gaps, and a recent drug removes lipofuscin from retinal pigment epithelial cells - new treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration

Dr. Robert O. Hill, (University of Oregon Medical School). showed drops of 50% DMSO to be effective in retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration

National Eye Institute says high intake of vitamins C & E, melatonin, beta-carotene, zinc and copper reduce risk of macular degeneration

R-ALA protects against cataract, improves visual function in glaucoma, helps prevents retinal cell death when combined with vitamin E in retinitis pigmentosa

selenium / astaxanthin is best antioxidant for eye health / meriva (a form of turmeric29x better absorbed)

Preserve Mac Forte (supplement)

To improve bloodflow to eyes, gingko biloba extract may help

Melatonin aids macular degeneration

MSM help cells absorb nutrients

Eylea (drug) for wet Macular Degeneration

Micro-current stimulation (MCS) can stop progress of Macular Degeneration (MD) and REVERSE it. Effective on both forms of MD, MCS is more effective on dry form, applying low intensity electrical signals to the eye. It's painless, and takes only minutes once or twice daily. MD sufferers have 30% less blood flow to the retina. MCS significantly increases blood flow to the eyes and provides improvement in 60% of MD sufferers.

Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients reported on eye disorders treated with MCS. A study of 114 subjects was conducted by Grace Halloran, Ph.D. Of 18 patients with MD, 16 improved. 62 of 78 patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa improved; and 16 of 18 persons with various retinopathies improved. To learn about MCS and MD, visit Dr. Edward Kondrot’s website or read his book Microcurrent Stimulation: Miracle Eye Cure?

University of Southampton said stem cells from the corneal limbus (even from patients in their 90's) can act like photoreceptor cells to treat age-related macular degeneration / will have useful info on eye health.

Dry AMD - Lampalizumab, as eye injection, reduced progression of dry AMD up to 44%. Another option is the iolAMD lens.

Wet AMD - injections into the eye seal leaking blood vessels to stop problem worsening and sometimes improving vision. Patients need 4-8 injections a year for life.

The drugs Lucentis, Avastin and Eylea, inhibit proteins called Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), which causes abnormal blood vessels growth. Injections must be given within weeks of symptoms to be effective (Eylea may need fewer jabs).

2 drugs trialed, Fovista and DARPin, 'may be more potent,' says Simon Kelly, ophthalmic surgeon at Royal Bolton Hospital.

Oraya's IRAY, uses low voltage X-ray beams to stop abnormal blood vessels growth, reduce inflammation and scarring. A trial at King's College Hospital London found it reduces the number of injections needed.

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