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What is Age Related Macular Deneration (AMD) and can it be treated?

Ethos Bright Eyes NAC Eye Drops for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

nbe-amd-with-bottlesThe macula is a highly pigmented oval-shaped yellow coloured spot near to the centre of the retina of the eye and is approximately 5mm in diameter. Its yellow colour comes from its high concentrations of zeaxanthin and lutein which are yellow xanthophyll carotenoids. Because of this yellow colour it absorbs excess blue and ultraviolet light which acts as an effective sunblock, much the same as sunglasses, to protect this part of the retina from damage. As we age, a lack of these two essential carotenoids which we usually obtain through our diet causes the macular pigment density to lessen which in turn reduces it effectiveness as a sunblock and then the macular can become damaged. Daily supplementation with zeaxanthin and lutein will help restore the macular pigment density and ensure that the macular is protected.

The macular has two or more layers of ganglion cells and near its centre is a small pit called the fovea which contains the largest concentration of cone cells within the eye which are high acuity photoreceptors and are responsible for our central high resolution vision. Within the fovea lies the foveola which is approximately 0.35mm in diameter and in this area the cone cells are longer, slimmer and more densely packed than anywhere else in the retina which gives this area of the eye the highest possible visual acuity.

 Macular Degeneration View

 


Macular degeneration is a disease caused by the progressive destruction of the macular. The texts books say that when the macular becomes damaged it is irreversible. Usually one eye will be affected before the other and is usually first noticed when straight lines start to appear wavy or distorted or the centre part of your vision becomes distorted. Other symptoms can include dark blurry areas or white out appears in the centre of your vision and may also be accompanied by diminished or changed colour perception. As soon as these symptoms are noticed in one eye it is very highly recommended to start supplementation with zeaxanthin and lutein which should stop the remaining good eye from degenerating the same way. The most effective delivery mechanism is to use a sublingual spray which is simply sprayed under the tongue and delivers the zeaxanthin and lutein directly to the eyes in approximately 2 minutes and this method is 900 times more effective than taking tablets or capsules.

The good news is that there is now anecdotal evidence that eye drops containing N-Acetyl-Carnosine (NAC for short) combined with daily supplementation with 99.9% Pure L-Carnosine can actually start to repair and reverse the damage to the cells within the macular. These Carnosine derivatives posses the unique ability to rejuvenate and regenerate damaged cells. Patients have reported that their symptoms have improved between six to twelve months of treatment using this unique combination of NAC eye drops, zeaxanthin and lutein sublingual oral spray and the L-Carnosine oral supplement.