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Macular Degeneration Natural Cures, Remedies & Alternative Treatments



Vitamin E

Some macular degeneration is caused by excessive exposure to sunlight.  If this is what caused your macular degeneration, then you may want to try this simple home remedy.  Simply take two hundred to six hundred international units of vitamin E daily.  This is a simple and effective natural cure for macular degeneration. 

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Zinc as Natural Remedy

Try avoid alcohol and cigarettes if you're trying to naturally treat your macular degeneration.  It has also been proven that zinc is an excellent way to defend against toxic free radicals in the body.  Try taking about thirty milligrams of a zinc supplement daily. 

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Beta-carotene from the roots of carrots is excellent as a natural cure for macular degeneration.  This is especially effective because it helps to slow the progression of macular degeneration.  This has been prescribed by a doctor at the University of Michigan.  You will find that while it may not completely restore your vision, it does work as an excellent way to slow the progression of the disease. 

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Greens and Supplements

Leafy greens like watercress, collard greens, kale and spinach are excellent for lowering your risk of macular degeneration.  Studies have found that individuals that took daily supplements with folic acid and vitamin B were less likely to develop macular degeneration and this was especially true for women that were at risk for cardiovascular disease.  This is an excellent natural treatment for macular degeneration.

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A simple home remedy for macular degeneration may be to simply ask your doctor to check your glasses prescription.  It's simply best to make the most of the vision that you have and to be sure that you are wearing the appropriate prescription strength.  You may also find bifocal lenses to be helpful. 

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Magnifiers are easy and simple home treatments for the symptoms of macular degeneration.  Not only do they help with reading, but they are also beneficial when doing other closeup work like sewing.  You can try traditional hand held magnifiers, or you can try the newer and more modern types that you wear just as your do regular eye glasses.  Some people have even tried using a closed-circuit television system that actually magnifies reading material and projects it in a video screen.  These are all easy and effective home treatments for macular degeneration. 

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Adjust Computer Settings

You can maximize the vision that you do have and use this home remedy for macular degeneration.  Simply adjust the settings on the display of your computer screen so that the font is larger.  It may also be a good idea to adjust the monitor to increase the contrast.  These are both excellent home remedies for macular degeneration that help you to capitalize on your remaining vision. 

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Special Appliances

Your macular degeneration can be easily managed by selecting special appliances that are made especially for those suffering from diminished vision.  You can purchase telephones, radios, clocks and other appliances that are made with extra large numbers.  Some other appliances can even talk to you so that you don't have to strain your eyes to read.  A larger TV may also be a great idea.  These are all simple home treatments for macular degeneration. 
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Red Wine

Red wine has many antioxidants and is very beneficial as a natural treatment for macular degeneration when drank in moderation.  However, if you drink too much red wine (or any alcohol for that matter), you will end up doing more harm than good to your body.  You don't want to drink alcohol if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or are an alcoholic.  Some prescription medication should also not be mxied with alcohol.  Be sure to speak with your doctor or health care professional if you are unsure as to whether or not you should be drinking alcohol. 

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Chrysanthemum Tea

Tea made from dried chrysanthemum flowers is an excellent alternative treatment for macular degeneration.  This has been used for centuries in China for its medicinal purposes.  You should check with your doctor if you are on prescription drugs or are pregnant or breastfeeding before drinking this tea. 

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Clove Oil

Clove oil is a wonderfully strong and potent antioxidant that helps to heal the retina.  It does that by preventing the breakdown of docosahexaenoic acid.  The result of using clove oil is excellent vision, even into older ages.  To obtain the wonderful benefits of this fantastic natural remedy, add two drops of the oil to mint tea.  Drink about four cups a day. 

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Ancient Chinese medicine has been using wolfberry to treat lots of eyesight problems.  One experiment had people using two ounces of wolfberry each day, and these people saw a great improvement in their vision.  To use this great natural cure yourself, eat about two ounces of the fruits daily.  They contain high amounts of antioxidants and carotenoids.

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