My Husband has been misdiagnosed for over 2 years now. He went to a few different eye doctors including The Cleveland Clinic, because he was having dark blurry areas. They said they couldn't find anything. He had a lens put in 2 years ago because of glaucoma, so they kept saying he was still healing. Finally.... a doctor in Pittsburgh figured out his problem. Dry Macular Degeneration. Not good, but at least we have an answer and someplace to start treating it.
The doctor suggested he get the AREDS 2 Formula because there have been studies done on this particular brand and has been proven it works. He said his patients have had good luck with it. I won't reverse the disease, but may stop it from getting worse.
Here are some other things the Dr suggested he do.
Bilberry (we just ordered 2 bottles on amazon)
No Caffeine ( he now drinks herbal tea)
No Smoking (he stopped many years ago)
Wear a good pair of UV blocking sunglasses
There are a few other things he is doing ... like taking rutin. Rutin shrinks capillaries and is suppose to help with high blood pressure so he is taking it. He is also taking Omega 3.
There is also a grid he uses to monitor the macular degeneration between Dr visits.
Hopefully, everything we are doing is going to help to save his vision.
If anyone has or knows of anything else we can do, or a great book on macular degeneration... I would be interested. The problem with most of the books though is the author doesn't know what they are talking about. I want a GOOD BOOK!!