Macular degeneration treatments
There have been many advances made recently in the treatment of macular degeneration. One that is used not only for this purpose, but many other is called microcurrent electrical neuromuscular stimulation (MENS), which includes low voltage current going through cells in order to stimulate the body into healing itself.
Microcurrent therapy for the eyes can treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to recent studies, but it can also be used for other eye problems such as retinitis pigmentosa, retinal vein occlusion and swelling and other retinopathies as well.
AMD is the leading cause of blindness in American who are older than 65. It is a degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina that makes sharp and central vision possible. This is the kind of vision that a person needs to read and drive.
Since the macula is affected in AMD, it is very possible that central vision loss will occur, which leads to extreme loss of vision, partial blindness, and complete blindness in some cases.
When this therapy is being used, electricity from a nine-volt battery is applied to points around the eye.
It is a small amount of electricity. Do not worry, and it works great for making the cells heal up.
How it works
AMD is one of the most common causes of vision loss, especially in older people, and according to the most recent surveys, almost 12 million Americans suffer from this problem.
When this occurs, the people begin to lose their vision slowly but progressively and there are black spots covering the field of vision, which keep getting bigger.
The biggest problem with AMD is that there are not many treatments to choose from. Coagulated laser therapy is one of the most common ones, however, it is not that effective.
That is where microcurrent therapy comes in. This type of therapy has been shown to help with AMD by slowing promoting healing in the eyes.
This occurs by stimulating the process of energizing the retinal cells of the eye, and the therapy will also improve the cells’ ability to get rid of waste products in the body that interfere with the proper flow of energy and nutrients to the eye.
The therapy can also improve and increase the blood supply in this area as well.
The therapy works because it is able to detect the levels of electrical activity in the eye that is health and then approximates it and stimulates retinal activity in order to heal the dormant cells and refresh them.
The therapy can also increase the synthesis of ATP, which is needed by the eyes to get rid of waste and it also improves membrane viability.
The therapy will also decrease and slow down the accumulation of waste, especially drusen.
Best of all, the procedure is safe and painless and there have hardly been any side effects recorded in many trials and actual procedures.