Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in persons over 65 years of age in the USA. It starts with a thickening of certain fibres in the eye and deterioration of the capillaries of the blood supply. Detachment of the pigmented layers of the eye may occur eventually. Total blindness or loss of central vision may result.
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults from 20 to 65 years of age in the USA. It involves dilation and bleeding of the veins in the retina which can also lead to retinal detachment.
These ailments are often associated with diabetes, hypertension, sarcoidosis, toxoplasmosis, or syphilis. Corrective surgery, often by laser, is very costly but frequently recommended as the only conventional therapy. Most cases treated with CMO have responded exceptionally well, eliminating the need for surgery.
Just what autoimmune processes, if any, are being affected by CMO in these diseases has yet to be determined. We have so much more to learn about the secret mechanisms of CMO and its broad range of influence on so many ailments.