Restore Vision Lost to Macular, RP & Stargardt

Restore Vision Lost to Macular, RP & Stargardt


You Need More Than What Your Eye Doctor is Offering

November 11, 2020

BEH PODCAST EPISODE 50 - 8 Things Your Doctor is Not Telling You About Your Eye Disease, Part 2 of 8. Hint: Your Vision Can Improve.

Welcome to the Organic MD podcast with Dr. Damon Miller. I am Carlyle Coash. We are continuing our discussion about health, wellness, and the things we can do to improve all of these in ourselves.

We are going to be talking about what we can do to maintain your health. If there was ever a time to be attending to it, that time is now. Today we will begin talking about our Better Eye Health Program, which will be a total of eight podcasts. We work with people who have serious eye or retinal diseases, like macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, and retinitis pigmentosa. Our program has shown to be highly effective for helping people with these diseases.
8 Things Your Doctor is Not Telling You About Your Eye Disease, Part 2 of 8. Hint: Your Vision Can Improve.
050_OMDPodcast_8Things_MedicalHex-2of8Carlyle Welcome to the Organic MD podcast with Dr. Damon Miller. I am Carlyle Coash. We are continuing our discussion about health, wellness and the things we can do to improve all of these in ourselves. How are you today, Dr. Miller?Dr. Miller Hi Carlyle, I am actually pretty good today. We are still in a crazy time in the world, but it is good to be here. We are going to be talking about what we can do to maintain your health. If there was ever a time to be attending to it, that time is now. Today we will begin talking about our Better Eye Health Program, which will be a total of eight podcasts. We work with people who have serious eye or retinal diseases, like macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, and retinitis pigmentosa. Our program has shown to be very effective for helping people with these diseases.I want to start by honoring Grace Halloran, PhD. She was a pathfinder of this field and put the ideas of this program together. ​When people are diagnosed with these eye diseases, their stories are pretty consistent. They go to their doctor because they have trouble with their vision. They may have a family history of the disease and their vision is now starting to be affected. The doctor says they have a very serious eye disease, the problem cannot be helped with a new pair of glasses, and there is nothing they have to offer. If a doctor is not open-minded, they will probably say there is nothing that can be done. This is far from true, there is something you can do. We call this medical hexing, when a doctor tells someone there is nothing that will help. People respect their doctors; if they are told nothing can be done, they believe nothing can be done. If they were being honest, they would say there is no drug or surgery they know of. They would recommend taking some vitamins to slow down the progress, but mention no improvement will be seen in their visions over the course of their life. We work with people to improve their vision all the time and we are here to keep all hope alive. We will let you know what you need to do to salvage your vision, keep it from getting worse, and regenerate some of the vision lost. Today we will go over the basic understanding that the things you hear about and are offered by modern medicine do not treat the diseases, they are treat the complications of the diseases. The disease with the worst complications is macular degeneration and everyone who has this disease starts with dry macular degeneration. As the degeneration process continues, the retina eventually reaches a point where the structure and vessels break down; this leads to leaking and bleeding in the retina. We now have wet macular degeneration, formally exudative macular degeneration. Doctors have developed some interesting treatments that try to stop the bleeding and leaking because it can be very destructive. Drugs, like Avastin and Lucentis, are injected directly into your eye with a needle. It does stop the bleeding,