Macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in Americans over the age of 60. The macula is the part of the retina used to see images in the central part of the visual field, and it also allows you to see fine detail in images. According to conventional theory, macular degeneration is progressive – ultimately leading to complete blindness.
Risk factors for macular degeneration include high fat intake, cardiovascular disease, increased oxidative stress, hypertension, and age.
ALETRIS naturopathic physicians have successfully halted the progression of macular degeneration, and have even seen the disease reverse in some individuals. Therapies are targeted at increasing blood supply to the area and changing the level of oxidation occurring in the eye.
ALETRIS naturopathic physicians customize appropriate treatment for each patient suffering from macular degeneration. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS physician.