Macular Degeneration: 

 

• Macular degeneration usually refers to the deterioration of the retina over age

• The retina is the portion of the eye, that has receptors and nerves which collect and transmit  

   the visual information to the brain

 

Symptoms to look for:

 

• Loss of vision in the centre of visual field

• Difficulty in recognising faces

• Trouble distinguishing visual features

• Straight lines look irregular or bent

• Difficulty in reading

• Images between two eyes do not sync

• Objects look different sizes in each eye

 

Causes:

 

• With age, health of eyes deteriorate

• Additional blood cells form beneath the central part of the retina

 

Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberries and brahmi powder:

 

1. Cut and de-seed 4-5 Indian gooseberries

2. Grind the gooseberries to make a paste

3. Add 2 tsp of brahmi powder, an ayurvedic herb, to this paste

4. Mix well

5. You may add 2 tbsp honey for taste

6. Have the mixture 2 times a day

 

Tips: 

 

• Eat 20-25 goji berries or wolf berries every day

   o They are a source of antioxidants and beta-carotene

   o Chinese medicines use them as a natural cure for vision problems

• Consume foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids

• Consume fish like:

   o Salmon

   o Mackerel

   o Sardines

   o Tuna

• Consume soybeans, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and leafy greens