Can Ozone Therapy Treat Macular Degeneration?
Macular degeneration is the number-one cause of vision loss — more than glaucoma and cataracts combined. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the retina, known as the macula, the condition affects how images are sent to the optic nerve and then the brain. Central vision is affected in the condition, preventing individuals with the disease from seeing objects in detail along with other vision impairments. Macular degeneration affects roughly 25% of people over the age of 65 and can lead to an inability to perform daily activities independently.
While there is currently no cure for macular degeneration, there are ways to control its progression, especially if caught early. In particular, ozone therapy is emerging as a possible therapy for the condition.
Ozone Therapy for Macular Degeneration
Ozone therapy is an alternative medicine therapy which employs the use of a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. Researchers have long been drawn to its therapeutic effects, including the ability to activate the immune system, stimulate oxygen metabolism, disinfect, and treat disease. Medical ozone is also regarded as an effective, consistent, and safe treatment option with minimal, preventable side effects.
According to research, ozone therapy is a particularly worthwhile treatment to consider for people with macular degeneration. Studies show that it has been able to halt the disease’s progression while also improving visual acuity and patient wellness. After receiving infusions of ozonated blood twice per week over the course of several months, patients experienced significant improvements, including minimized death of photoreceptors, the cells in the retina which respond to light.
While studies have been small, the evidence is compelling. Furthermore, because ozone therapy has been regarded to be a safe therapy, patients experiencing macular degeneration in its early stages may find the treatment an attractive option for controlling the disease’s progression.
This post was written by Becky Palmer, a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions. Click here to learn more.