HBOT Restores Sharper Vision to Macular Degeneration Patients
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is caused by deterioration of the retina’s central area. The disease can lead to blurred and wavy vision, and even blindness in late stages. Up to 11 million U.S. residents have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, which causes blindness more often than cataracts and glaucoma combined. AMD sufferers live with uncertainty and a lowered quality of life. But if you or someone you know has macular degeneration, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments are providing new hope and clearer vision.
AMA and FDA approved HBOT is frequently successful in improving vision acuity for those diagnosed with Age Related Macular Degeneration. If you’d like to know if treatment at our Palm Harbor, Florida Center could improve your quality of life or that of a loved one, neurologist Dr. Allan Spiegel would be glad to offer you a personalized evaluation. To schedule an appointment, call 727-787-7077.
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HBOT Therapy: A Promising Approach to Improving AMD Vision Loss
People who suffer from age related macular degeneration find their central vision slowly declining. Their surroundings begin to seem blurry or wavy. They develop blind spots in the center of their eyes, and, sadly, can even go gradually blind. Imagine living every day with that kind of uncertainty and losing your ability to drive, read or do other things that allow you to live independently!
AMD occurs in the macula at the center of the retina – the black inner layer of our eyeball that records what we see. People with damaged maculas have a hard time recognizing faces and seeing fine details. So adding HBOT’s power to other existing therapies can really improve life quality for someone with the devastating eye disease.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by administering 100% oxygen at higher than normal air pressures, while you sit or lie comfortably in an enclosed chamber. The macula declines, in part, because its neurons are starved of oxygen. HBOT’s oxygen-rich environment helps to promote healing and regenerate the cells in the eye. And results for those with AMD have shown great promise. After the non-invasive and safe treatment, some sufferers have doubled or even quadrupled their vision acuity. And that goes a long way toward helping those with macular degeneration maintain their independence!
If you would like to learn whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy at our Palm Harbor, Florida center could help with your macular degeneration or that of a loved one, please call us at 727-787-7077 and we will gladly answer your questions. To schedule a hyperbaric oxygen therapy consultation with
neurologist Dr. Allan Spiegel, MD, simply click here. A member of our helpful staff will call to confirm your appointment soon.