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C.Kondrot, MD argues that
holistic approaches can
work with professional
guidance to lift the burden
of a frightening diagnosis.
ave you been told nothing can
be done to improve your vision
or that you need to give up
your driver’s licence? I want to
explain why this is usually not true.
I’m a board-certified ophthalmologist
who ha s practised traditional ophthalmology
and surgery for 20 years. When homoeopathy
cured me of severe asthma, I began adding
a lternative treatments to my practice with
much more success and satisfaction. There
are several major concepts that are vital to
your understanding of how to help your
vision. Some of them involve lifestyle
and some require professional guidance. I
encourage you to begin some of them today.
Seventy percent of your diet should be
organic, raw food. Modern farming
methods use petrochemicals, fertilisers, and
pesticides. Orga nic food has five to 10 times
more nutritional value.
Eating raw foods is one of the best ways
to become more alkaline. A n acidic state
ca n contribute to disease. Avoid genetically
modified organisms and high-fructose corn
syrup; it leads to obesity and diabetes.
I believe fish oils can contribute to your
blindness because they contain longer chain
fatty acids, a nd are not absorbed by the cells
as readily as plant-based omega oils. Fish oils
a lso become rancid at room temperature,
and have accumulated mercury. Shift to
plant-based omega oils.
Zinc is responsible for most enzymatic
reactions, and it’s essential for good eye
health. Several studies have shown that zinc
deficiency leads to macular degeneration.
Eighty percent of the patients I see
are deficient in zinc. Supplement with
Most people are severely dehydrated.
Rehydrating ca n eliminate a lot of chronic
problems. Consume one half of your body
weight in ounces of water daily.
There are t wo settings in the autonomic ner vous
system, sympathetic and parasympathetic. The
sympathetic state is fight or flight where your
pupils dilate, your heart races and you breathe
faster. Your body will not heal or even digest
well because it is fighting for its life. Physical
exercise is good for reducing stress as are
meditation, prayer and positive affirmations.
When patients reduce stress, this alone often
improves their vision.
The tra mpoline is a good way to exercise
at home; it can improve circulation to the
eye. Exercise with Oxygen (EWOT) allows
you to breathe oxygen on a trampoline. It
has helped ma ny patients with macular
degeneration and glaucoma.
There is a rhythm in the body related to light
and da rk. One study showed elevated rates
of breast cancer, prostate cancer, macular
degeneration, hea rt disease, and diabetes in
areas that have light at night – basically all
the urban a reas of the globe. Another study
looked at specific wavelengths to see which
were most harmful. It was shown that blue
light is very harmf ul to our eyes at night.
We need blue light during the day, but not
at night, yet we’re being bombarded by blue
light at night, especially through compact
fluorescent lights. Use old-fashioned red
spectrum inca ndescent lights. If you use a
computer or work under fluorescent lights at
night, purchase blue-blocking glasses.
Ultraviolet light is essential to our
health, and a lack of it might cause macular
degeneration. We’ve been told to avoid
ultraviolet light, but one study showed
that certain retinal cells need low levels
of ultraviolet light to regenerate. Many
doctors question the conclusions of the
‘ landmark ’ study that showed that U V
light causes eye damage. Ultraviolet light is
essential, but we need it in moderation. If
you’ve had cataract surgery and your lens
has been removed, use sunglasses.
The Bates Method
Aldous Hu xley, a science fiction writer,
philosopher, and visionary, had horrible
eyesight most of his life. He went to many
ophthalmology clinics, and no one helped
him. He finally used some of the therapies
of Dr Bates, to restore his vision. Two of
the elements of the Bates Method can be
used by anyone. The first is palming where
you put the palms of your hands over your
closed eyes while breathing deeply. This
meditative technique helps your eyes rela x,
and also produces healing energy for our
eyes. A second technique is sunning. When
the sun is on the horizon, look at it with
your closed eyes and move your head back
and forth and watch the image of the sun
going across your retina.
The following techniques will require
you to work with a professional, but I feel
it is important that the general public know
they are ava ilable.
When people with a macular scar look
straight ahead, the scar tissue or blind spot
is in the way. A machine called the Nidek
MP-1 retrains your eye to look at a different
point of focus.
This is my favorite alternative modality.
It respects the wisdom of the body.
Homoeopathy is based on the L aw of
Similars. If you have a high fever, you need
a remedy that causes a fever in a well person.
When I was cured of my asthma, I took a
homoeopathic remedy that causes a sthma.
Traditional medicine treats with opposites.
Homoeopathy looks not only at your eye
problem, but it also looks at you, other
diseases, physical problems and your mental
a nd emotional state. The treatment is always
individualised which makes it powerf ul.
I suggest everyone receive homoeopathic
treatment to help your general health as well
as your eyes.
This improves blood flow, stimulates
cellular activity, reduces scar tissue and
inflammation, and is neuroprotective.
Treatment is customised so that the current
resonates with the condition. It is important
to work with a person professionally trained
in this method.
Chelation removes lead and other heav y
metals that contribute to eye disease. The
methods are intravenous, rectal, topical, or
ora l. If IV is not possible, we recommend
a combination of rectal suppositories and
ora l detox.
Oxidative therapies are a ver y powerful
way to stimulate healing. Ozone dra matically
increases oxygen concentrations and
stimulates regeneration and healing.
I hope you now see that the statement
“You’re going to lose your vision, and nothing
can be done about it,” is only a beginning. •
Dr Edward Kondrot is a leading Homeopathic
Ophthalmologist who devotes his practice
to traditional and alternative therapies for
the treatment of eye disease. His posts
include Immediate Past President of the
Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical
Association, Clinic Director of Integrative
Medicine of the American Medical College of
Homeopathy and Professor of the Academy of
Comprehensive Integrative Medicine.
Dr Kondrot will be visiting Sydney in March
to present a workshop on holistic strategies
to save sight. Details on Page 7 and at
Save Your Sight
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