Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Individuals over the age of 50 are at greatest risk of acquiring macular degeneration, which is why the formal name of the disease is age-related macular degeneration. My interest in macular degeneration is deeply rooted in my formal medical training as an ophthalmologist and my long standing clinical interest in understanding the connections between the aging process and disease risk.

One of the primary drivers of many age related disease processes is the natural decline in numerous hormones found in the body. Over a decade ago I wrote an article about the connection between macular degeneration and hormonal decline in Life Extension Magazine.

Several years later my view of the underlying causes linked to macular degeneration risk (and other diseases) expanded to include genetic and nutritional biochemistry drivers. Many of the underlying risk factors can be identified in blood chemistry and genetic testing and in turn, addressed through targeted nutritional intervention .

Another exciting and emerging area of research around age related disease risk involves silencing or turning off genes that contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic illness. This emerging field is called epigenetics and fortunately for patients and practitioners alike, some aspects of an individual’s epigenetic profile can also be modulated by dietary, lifestyle and hormone modifications.

At the Rozakis Institute we address macular degeneration using a multi-factorial approach, combining hormones, genetics, lifestyle and nutritional biochemistry to attack the underlying causes of disease. We are excited to offer our programs to help mitigate the risk of disease progression, improve visual acuity and help people with the advanced wet form of the disease.

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