Macular degeneration
When eyesight is in danger

“I can see worse and worse”, “I have gray shadows in the middle of my field of vision”, “I can no longer read at all”.

This is how people experience the symptoms of their macular degeneration.

In the dry form, cells at the point of sharpest vision (macula) in the retina perish: the central field of vision is affected. The cause may be an accumulation of metabolic products. Or an overload of pigment cells in the retina, which often accompanies aging. In the wet form, fluid accumulates under the retina, triggered by ingrowth of pathological, newly formed blood vessels.

Both the dry and wet forms threaten gradual blindness, as damage that has already occurred is irreversible.

How does Vedic Medicine view macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration from an Ayurvedic point of view

According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, macular degeneration starts with the loss of natural balance.

Metabolic residues and toxins, called “Ama” in Ayurveda, are constantly produced – due to our way of life – which accumulate in the back of the eye in macular degeneration. Also, the modern diet leads to deficiencies in the retina, which can no longer perform its normal regeneration.

But according to Ayurveda, no two patients are alike and so each macular degeneration is different. The Ayurvedic approach in our clinic is based on holism.

What can Ayurveda do for you?

In Vedic medicine, macular degeneration is addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.

An integrated approach

Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.

They recognize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. For example, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins and the better supply of nutrients. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a necessary balance. Nutritional recommendations, helpful applications as well as special herbal mixtures – all put together especially for you – help with a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers can effectively slow down the progression of macular degeneration.