Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that usually affects both eyes and is caused by a metabolic disorder.
A distinction is made between the dry and the wet form. In Germany, it is the most common cause of blindness in adults and mostly affects people over the age of 60. Typically, the visual acuity in the centre of the field of vision decreases more and more. Possible risk factors are smoking, UV exposure of the eyes and high blood pressure.
AMD cannot yet be cured, but in the case of a subtype – “wet” AMD – the loss of vision can at least be slowed down with the help of special drugs that are injected into the eye. In this case, it makes sense to also improve the metabolism of the retina by determining and correcting any nutrient deficiencies.
In some cases, this can even improve visual acuity again. Of course, it also always makes sense to adjust your lifestyle, optimise your diet and reduce or give up smoking.
I am happy to offer you a detailed one-hour initial consultation to provide targeted support for your existing ophthalmological therapy.
Please contact me, I will be happy to advise you.
Yours, Nadja Mey