Our Foodfacts.com blog research discovered that a multitude of studies done by Harvard University, the National Eye Institute, the Veteran’s Administration and many others, indicated that antioxidants, phytonutrients, fish oil and certain minerals can slow or even prevent vision loss in people with macular degeneration. This is generally considered to be the first effective treatment for people with non-advanced stages of the disease.
New studies even show certain nutrients have similar properties to AVASTIN and LUCENTIS in stopping new blood vessel growth, and may be helpful in wet macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy! Those who have macular degeneration, or a family history of it, would be foolish not to take preventive measures early on.
While there is no proven “cure” for degenerative eye disease, new nutritional research shows that in many cases nutritional intervention is effective at slowing, stopping and even reversing what have been considered untreatable eye diseases. Tragically, since most eye doctors are unaware of this breakthrough research, they often don’t mention to their patients that they are beginning to develop these diseases, and this delay can be catastrophic. If you are over the age of 50 or have a positive family history, be sure to ask your doctor specifically if you have any evidence of degenerative eye disease.