“When I’m treating a patient who has a loss of vision due to Macular Degeneration I really have to treat the whole body and the eyes come along for the ride. It’s not a matter of treating just the eye for Macular Degeneration, it’s a matter of treating the whole person and restoring health to the whole person, because until you do their eyes are not going to get well.
– Dr. Jerry Tennant, Ophthalmologist, MD, MD(H), PScD, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon”
Go to 5:36 to listen to his explanation of how Dr. Tennant’s principles helped with his recovery.
DO YOU TREAT MACULAR DEGENERATION?
Macular Degeneration is a condition that is addressed at the Tennant Institute. The answer below is from their site. Please contact them through the button below for further information or to make an appointment.
A: Let me begin by saying that the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Texas Medical Board have instructed me that I cannot say that I can treat macular degeneration with anything except Standard of Care medicine. Standard of Care for dry macular degeneration is AREDS vitamins and for wet macular degeneration is injections into the eye with a drug to constrict the bleeding blood vessels. Thus, I can only say that I can attempt to return your eyes to normal physiology.
There are several tests we do to measure visual function both before and after our attempts to return you vision to normal physiology:
Visual acuity: This is having you read the eye chart with the best glasses prescription we can find. This is considered a subjective test.
Electro-retinogram: This test measures visual function from in front of the eye, through the eye, to the back of the brain, and then to the front of the brain. It determines several electrical parameters and prints out a report, comparing your function with normal function. It is an objective test as neither the patient nor the technician doing the test can influence it.
OCT: This is similar to an MRI of the macula except that it is done with lasers instead of radiation. It shows the various anatomical layers of the retina. It clearly shows drusen (deposit of a waxy substance called beta-amyloid) characteristic of dry macular degeneration, bleeding into the macula, cysts or holes in the macula, and scarring. It is also considered to be objective as neither the patient nor the technician doing the test can influence it.
Angiography: This test images the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the macula and the retina. It is also considered to be objective as neither the patient nor the technician doing the test can influence it.
By comparing these tests both before and after any treatment, one can document without question whether the effort to return the physiology of the eye to normal has been successful. These tests can obviously be repeated over time to determine the long-term effects of any treatments.
What correcting voltage, nutrition, and toxins accomplish is to assist the body in making new cells that work. However, a new cell cannot push a scar out of the way. If you have significant scarring in the macular, nothing we do can return the eye to normal physiology.
Statin drugs have an impact on the macula. Nerve cells, including the macula, are 50% cholesterol by weight. If you block the liver’s ability to provide the macula enough cholesterol to make new macular cells by taking statin drugs, it is very difficult to repair the macula.