About 18 years ago I was diagnosed with early macular degeneration. Several ophthalmologists that I saw insisted that there was really nothing that would to stop the progression of this condition, although a few did say that certain supplements could slow the progress. (But I was already taking all the recommended supplements.) I continued to do research and found (through a friend) that 3 Danish doctors had developed a method of micro-acupuncture that would stop the progression of macular degeneration and in many cases, reverse the effects. (And apparently, in some early cases, actually eliminate it!)
Well, one of those three Danish doctors (Dr. Per Otte) moved from Denmark to Arkansas and opened a clinic there to treat not only macular degeneration but many other vision conditions. (No, they don’t put needles in your eyes!! The tiny needles go into very specific spots in your hands and feet.) Skeptical though I was, I went to the Arkansas clinic for a week. In those days we were given three 20-minute treatments a day for 5 days; the treatments about 3 hours apart. Now patients receive up to 5 treatments a day, 2 hours apart.
About 2 weeks later I noticed that straight lines that had appeared slightly wavy, were straight again. I was excited and decided to return to the clinic in 6 months-----and after that, once a year, as recommended for early cases. (Two or three times a year for more advanced cases is recommended.) And I have followed that once-a-year schedule for many years, now.
To make a long story shorter, my ophthalmologist says I no longer have any sign of macular degeneration and my eyesight is now better than 20/20 with my glasses, which is fairly unusual for someone my age. (80) Every time we go to the clinic we hear remarkable stories from people who have improved eyesight and who continue to make visits to the clinic. (This treatment is apparently often successful with many eye conditions including retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, diabetuc retinopathy, etc.)
Dr. Otte no longer practices in Arkansas. He has opened a new clinic in Mt. Hope, W. Virginia. (And we are so happy to have a clinic just 4 hours away, instead of having to drive to Arkansas, 14 hours away!!)
There is a Day’s Inn motel just a few yards from the new clinic. The Day’s Inn phone number there is: 304-877-6455 and they give Dr. Otte\'s patients a special rate of $50. a night.
I hope that none of you has macular degeneration or any other eye problem, but almost everyone knows someone who does, and it is becoming more prevalent all the time. So, I hope you will share this information, where needed, and keep the info in case you ever need it, yourself.