What is the best alternative treatment to reverse eye disease?
Welcome to “Healthy Vision,” the talk radio show to help you conquer your vision loss. Dr. Edward Kondrot is a board-certified ophthalmologist and homeopathic doctor, author of four bestselling books, and President of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. “Healthy Vision” is dedicated to bringing you the latest information for a lifetime of healthy sight, and to help you conquer your eye problems.
Dr. Kondrot: Welcome to “Healthy Vision.” This is America’s favorite eye doctor, Dr. Edward Kondrot, and I’m here every Sunday evening to help you with all of your vision problems.
This evening, we have a special show with “Ask Dr. Kondrot a Question.” When you call in, you’re going to get a copy of my most recent book. This is a $49.95 book. It’s the proceedings of the ninth annual Microcurrent Conference. You may be thinking, “Why do I want the proceedings? It’s all technical, and there will just be scientific material.” You’re wrong. It’s cases. It’s down-to-earth material to show you how microcurrent can really be effective.
It is “Ask Dr. Kondrot a Question” tonight. The lines are open. You can reach me at (602) 277-5369 or toll free at (866) 536-1100. For any question you have about your eye problem, alternative treatments, or if you’re not sure about injections, now is the time to call.
Tonight we’re going to title the show “The Great Debate.” This is the great debate on what alternative eye therapies are the best and the most effective for reversing vision loss.
We have a knock on our door. Bob, you’re on the air with Dr. Kondrot.
Bob: I’m doing ozone therapy, and for that, you recommend using a gamma of eight for the eye drops and 40 for the insufflation. I’m tolerating that very well. Is it desirable to use a higher gamma? If so, what level?
Dr. Kondrot: I would not recommend using a higher level because it may cause some irritation. Let me ask you a question. How are you doing the 40 gamma? Is that rectal insufflation?
Bob: Yes. That’s with the insufflation, and I’m tolerating it well. I’m not only at that gamma, but I’m using about 300 cc to 400 cc.
Dr. Kondrot: You’re going up. We usually recommend about 200 cc.
Bob: I know. I started with that. I did well, so I thought I’d increase it.
Dr. Kondrot: How long have you been doing this?
Bob: I started on September 4, so it’s been about three weeks.
Dr. Kondrot: Maybe some of the listeners don’t know what ozone therapy is. Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen, O3. Ozone has shown to be very effective in regenerating the body, and fighting infection, viruses, and bacterial parasites.
One of the things I’ve found to be very effective is increasing oxygen uptake. As we get older, our cells just don’t take up the oxygen as well as when we were younger. It kind of reboots the system to take more oxygen into the cells.
The big drawback with ozone is it usually takes about six months before you get to see a significant improvement. It’s a slow process. With the fact that you’ve only been using it for three weeks, I think you just have to stick with that level for at least three or four months. Measure your progress at that time.
Bob: I should stay with the same gamma of eight for the eye drops and 40 for the insufflation.
Dr. Kondrot: Yes. I would stick with that. Let me know how you’re doing after six months.
The other thing is that ozone is just one of many. We’re having the debate tonight as to what is the most effective treatment. I love ozone. I recommend that to all of my patients. My wife and I are doing the rectal insufflation. It is a very powerful treatment, but I favor the microcurrent. Microcurrent will give you a quicker improvement.
Bob: I am doing that as well, and I have been since February.
Dr. Kondrot: You’re doing the right things. Keep me posted. Thanks, Bob, for the call.
The lines are open. Give me a call on any problem with your eyes. This evening, it’s “The Great Debate” on what therapies are the best for your eyes.
Bob called in. He’s doing rectal insufflation. For those who may not have heard of ozone or rectal insufflation, go to YouTube and search my name, Kondrot, with the word “ozone.” You’ll come up to two education YouTube videos I have. One is on rectal insufflation, and the other is on ozone eye drops.
Bob will get a copy of my most recent book, the proceedings of the ninth annual Microcurrent Conference. That was held last year in Arizona. This year, the conference is the end of this month. This will be the 10th annual Microcurrent Conference, and we have a great lineup.
If you are interested in learning more about microcurrent, a powerful device to reverse vision loss, you can go to www.Microcurrent.info or give the office a call at (800) 430-9328.
We have a great lineup of speakers for the 10th annual Microcurrent Conference. Typically, the conference is designed to educate laypeople. You don’t have to be a doctor. We have it set up in different sections, so we have some material for physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists to learn more about microcurrent, but the bulk of the attendees are patients who really want to turn their vision around and use microcurrent to take care of musculoskeletal problems.
Microcurrent was my friend when my wife and I did the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile walk in Spain. We walked 20 miles a day, and I was glad I had my microcurrent machine with me. It’s an amazing device for quickly reversing musculoskeletal pain.
If you’re working in the garden or you overexert yourself and don’t want to take any medication, aspirin, or steroids or put those toxic petrochemicals into your body, I love microcurrent. Microcurrent can quickly take away musculoskeletal pains.
Microcurrent is also very effective for dizziness, and helping to lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Go to www.Microcurrent.info to learn more, and give me a call. The lines are open at (602) 277-5369 and toll free at (866) 536-1100.
This evening, we’re having “The Great Debate.” It’s our personal debate on KFNX on what is the best therapy for reversing vision loss.
When we come back, I’m going to talk a little bit about vitamins. Vitamins are not always good for your eye. If you’re taking the wrong vitamins, it can actually make you go blind. That may be shocking to hear, but you have to be careful with vitamins. When we come back, we’ll be addressing vitamins and what I feel is a very important alternative to vitamins.
If you need more information on microcurrent, go to www.Microcurrent.info. If you’re interested in ozone, give the office a call at (800) 430-9328 or go to YouTube and search “Kondrot ozone.” I have two great videos to show you how to get started with ozone drops.
We’re coming up to the break. When we come back, we’ll talk about the truth about vitamins. We’ll be right back after this break.
About half of Americans are taking multivitamins, and roughly one in five adults are using herbal supplements. Americans are spending over $21 billion on vitamins and herbal supplements. I say that you’d better be careful because the wrong vitamins can make you go blind.
There are three big problems with vitamins. One is taking vitamins made in China. About 80 percent of all vitamins are now made in China. We have to worry about pesticides, heavy metal toxicity, and all these pollutants in vitamins. It’s a problem. Another issue is taking synthetic vitamins. It may be okay to put motor oil in your car, but you don’t want to put petrochemicals into your body. They can be toxic. The other thing is taking the wrong dose. These things make me concerned. A little later on in the show, I’ll talk about some alternatives you may not have considered.
We have a knock on our door. We have Grace from Texas. Welcome to “Healthy Vision.” Thank you so much for calling. How is the great state of Texas?
Grace: It’s very well. My question is that I have high ocular pressure. It’s elevated, but I do not have glaucoma. As a matter of fact, my eyes are very healthy. I have perfect vision. I have no optical nerve damage, yet my eye pressure is elevated.
Dr. Kondrot: How high is your eye pressure?
Grace: It’s 42 or something like that.
Dr. Kondrot: What did your eye doctor suggest?
Grace: They’re suggesting laser to widen the channel that drains the fluid. He’s thinking that by widening the channel, perhaps my eye pressure will be lower. That’s not an option I really want to do.
Dr. Kondrot: There are two types of glaucoma. One is narrow-angle where the eye has a certain shape. The iris is kind of tight, and it’s causing the pressure to go up. You need to make a little hole with the laser. That’s narrow angle. The other one is open-angle glaucoma. That’s more common.
I am one to avoid surgery at all costs, but with a pressure of 40, that is a dangerous level. If you indeed have narrow-angle glaucoma, it’s a very simple procedure. I joke with my patients that with a mediocre eye surgeon having a bad day, you’ll still get good results. It’s a very simple procedure.
I think it’s very important to get a second opinion to make sure you indeed have that condition.
Grace: I have been told I do not have glaucoma.
Dr. Kondrot: I would recommend getting a second opinion because if your pressure is 40 and you have narrow-angle, I would definitely do the laser procedure. If you see a second eye doctor who says your pressure is fine and you don’t have narrow angles, I would not get the procedure.
Grace: Would microcurrent be helpful to lower the eye pressure.
Dr. Kondrot: Microcurrent is very helpful to lower the eye pressure if you have open-angle. If you have narrow-angle, I would not prescribe microcurrent for you. Microcurrent is not an effective treatment for narrow-angle glaucoma. The effective treatment is the laser procedure. Definitely get a second opinion to make sure it is indeed the right diagnosis.
Grace: Very good. Thank you so much.
Dr. Kondrot: Thank you so much for your call. You’ll be getting a copy of my most recent book.
We have another knock on the door from Deborah from Clearwater. Welcome to “Healthy Vision.”
Deborah: Thank you. I have actually never had a problem with my eye except gradually increasing as you age. All of a sudden in June one day, my left eye went blurry. I went to an eye doctor because I have insurance. I actually wanted to come see you. I called your office, but you weren’t seeing people in Florida.
What ended up happening was that I had a burst blood vessel. My apparatus in my eye was working fine. It was just blocked by blood. I had a surgery. It started out to remove the blood, but my retina was detached. That was reattached. That was August 11, so it’s been about six weeks, but I have no improvement in my vision at all.
When I went for my 30-day post-op, he told me the retina was fine and the reattachment had been successful but that I had blood in my eye again. He told me to continue to take prednisone drops, which he had given me. I keep telling him I don’t want to take them. I’m having side effects. He said, “You have to take them in order for your eye to heal.”
My basic questions are do I have to take prednisone, is there something else I can do, and what do you think is going on with my eye?
Dr. Kondrot: When the blood accumulates in the eye, you really have to look at the underlying problem. What caused the bleeding? Sometimes the best method of treatment is to just strengthen the body and maybe reduce inflammation.
Earlier, a gentleman called talking about ozone treatment, and I was talking about microcurrent. Microcurrent can be very effective in reducing inflammation and helping the eye absorb blood. I always am an advocate of doing conservative alternative treatments first. Because you had surgery, it may have taken care of the detachment and bleeding, but it came back because the doctor is not looking at the underlying problem.
Deborah: Yes. He’s a medical doctor.
Dr. Kondrot: Sometimes you do need surgery. I wear two hats. I’m a board-certified ophthalmologist and a homeopathic doctor. If the earlier caller has narrow-angle glaucoma, she needs surgery. I don’t want her to get microcurrent. You have a condition where we really have to do something to get the eye to heal. What I would recommend is to get started with microcurrent.
Next week, we’re having a microcurrent seminar at the Dolphin Beach Resort, which is probably right down the street from you. We have a two-day workshop on getting trained with microcurrent, and we have a three-day conference. Give the office a call to get some information.
I would also be very happy to do a homeopathic consultation on the phone with you. I love homeopathy because it looks at the underlying cause. What’s going on in your body to have this imbalance and cause the bleeding in the eye? We try to treat the underlying cause.
Give the office a call at (800) 430-9328. Check out information on the Microcurrent Conference which is coming up next week. Then I’d be happy to do a homeopathic consult to try to find the underlying cause. We don’t have to do that in person. We can do that over the phone.
Deborah: Thank you.
Dr. Kondrot: Thank you for the call.
We’re coming up to another break. When I come back, we’re going to finish the discussion on what to do about the toxic vitamins that are on the market. They are the vitamins from China, the synthetic vitamins, and taking the wrong dose. When we come back, I’ll talk about a solution I have.
We’re also going to talk more about “The Great Debate.” What are the best therapies to reduce vision loss? So far, we’ve heard about microcurrent and ozone. I’ll be talking about another therapy called light therapy. We’ll be right back after this break.
Welcome back to “Healthy Vision.” This is America’s favorite eye doctor giving you valuable information every Sunday evening on ways you can improve your vision and save your sight.
Earlier we talked about the dangers of vitamins. Will vitamins make you go blind? Yes, they can. In fact, the American Journal of Ophthalmology did a study showing that certain nutritional supplements can double your risk of macular degeneration. That is very scary because many people are taking these vitamins to prevent macular degeneration. You don’t want to get hoodwinked into thinking you’re saving your sight when it’s actually making your sight worse.
I have my SIGHT formula. S is for safe, organic foods. I is to increase colorful foods. Your mother was right. Spinach is great for your eyes. Bulk up on safe, organic spinach.
G is for gut. The gut is critical in absorbing essential minerals. Doctors are now discovering there’s a relationship between the gut, brain, and eye. If you have a healthy gut, you’ll have a healthy brain and a healthy eye. Take some probiotics. Our ancestors knew how to take care of the gut. They had fermented vegetables like sauerkraut, kimchi, yogurt, and kefir. Take more of those foods along with a good probiotic.
H is hydration. Drink plenty of good water. Keep your body hydrated, and all of your neurological and ocular tissues will function better. T is for toxins. Get tested for heavy metals, and get those toxins out of your body.
We have another knock on the door from Gurubandhu from Alaska. Thank you so much for calling.
Gurubandhu: I had a couple of consultations with you on the phone, and I have some more questions about supplements and eye drops. In the last two or three years, I’ve read some studies that have been done using eye drops on animals. I don’t know if they’ve been done on people yet. One is NACA. Another one is lanosterol. The last one was lutein nanoparticles. They’ve all proven very successful, but I was wondering why they aren’t on the market or how we can get them. I tried to contact people in China and every place to get lanosterol and NACA.
Dr. Kondrot: They are on the market. I don’t know if you’re taking it. There’s an eye drop called OcluMed. It has NAC in it, and it has some of those other ingredients you mentioned.
Gurubandhu: This is NACA. It has the amide, which works much better from the study than NAC.
Dr. Kondrot: I’m not aware on how you can get that product. Email me, and I’ll do some investigation because I am in contact with a major manufacturing company. We’ll see if we can get it.
I have not found eye drops for cataracts to be that effective. I really think you have to treat the underlying problem with cataracts, and that is elevated lead. The majority of people I see have elevated lead. I don’t recall what your lead study showed.
Gurubandhu: Mine was high.
Dr. Kondrot: You have to treat the underlying problem. That is the lead. You have to get started on chelation therapy. I would suggest you take some high doses of vitamin C. Some people feel cataracts are a form of focal scurvy. You don’t have full-blown scurvy. You have a deficiency in your metabolic system, and you need the extra doses of vitamin C.
We used to have goats on our ranch. A goat can produce 100 grams a day under stress. As humans, we can’t produce any vitamin C under stress. I would recommend you take some high doses of vitamin C. Try to take 3 grams a day. The problem is that there is a lot of vitamin C that’s made in China, so you have to be very careful.
Gurubandhu: Thank you very much.
Dr. Kondrot: Keep up the good work. I look forward to talking to you again.
Let’s get back to this vitamin business. I talked about the SIGHT formula. Eat safe, organic foods. Increase colorful foods. The gut is important. Hydrate. Remove toxins.
If you are taking vitamins, you have to be careful. I checked my manufacturer and was happy to hear most of the ingredients in the vitamin formula I help supervise are not vitamins from China. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can buy a vitamin product that doesn’t have some ingredients from China.
They do go through some very thorough, expensive testing. They test every batch of the vitamins to make sure they’re not loaded with toxins or pesticides and they’re not made from genetically modified food.
The majority of vitamin C out there is made from genetically modified corn. We know GMO corn is not healthy. If you’re taking high doses of vitamins that are synthetic and made from genetically modified food, you’re going to be in trouble. Be careful if you’re taking vitamins.
The other thing alternative doctors and researchers are beginning to find out is that there is a certain genetic expression where you can take vitamins and nutrients to turn off the bad genes and turn on the good genes. Just because everybody in your family has diabetes or glaucoma doesn’t mean you are going to develop that. There’s a whole new area of medicine called nutrigenomics. That’s a mouthful, but it means the effect of nutrition on genetic expression. We really have to look at the foods we eat.
I like Thomas Edison’s quote. “The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patients on the care of the human frame in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” If you really want to get to the bottom of any chronic problem, you have to look at your diet. In the US, we probably have the unhealthiest diet in the world. I’m convinced of it.
The lines are open. I’d like to hear from you about any questions about vision, restoring lost vision, or your eyes. Give me a call at (602) 277-5369 or toll free at (866) 536-1100.
This evening, we’re having our own great debate on what are the best alternative therapies for reversing vision loss? Do you have an opinion? Do you have any experience?
When we come back, we’re going to be talking about another modality that may seem kind of peculiar. That is light therapy. The vibration of light can stimulate cellular activity with the right wavelength. More and more doctors are now using laser light, cold laser, and different spectrums of light to cause physiological changes in the body.
Believe it or not, there’s an organization called the College of Syntonics. It’s a group of eye doctors who have been using light therapy for more than 70 years to alter the physiology and help treat different ocular conditions. We’ll be talking about that.
If you’d like more information about microcurrent, go to the website www.Microcurrent.info. We have a great conference coming up at the end of this month. We’d love to see you there. All the listeners will get a discount, so give the office a call at (800) 430-9328. We’re going to be right back after this break.
Welcome back to “Healthy Vision.” This is Dr. Kondrot, and we’re going to talk about light therapy as a very effective treatment to reverse eye problems.
All life comes from the sun. There’s no question that without the sun, plants will die. The sun is absorbed. The ultraviolet energy is absorbed in the plant through the chlorophyll molecule. The chlorophyll molecule then converts this energy into tissue and growth. In the human being, we don’t have chlorophyll. We have something called hemoglobin. Hemoglobin absorbs light much like chlorophyll.
Ultraviolet light therapy can be extremely beneficial. Doctors have been using light therapy since the 1940s. One of the most common procedures we’re doing now is called ultraviolet blood irradiation. We actually take blood out of the body and irradiate it or shine powerful ultraviolet light, much like the sun, on the blood. It energizes the blood and destroys parasites, viruses, and bacteria. That’s one method of light therapy. Another method is to use different wavelengths of light to stimulate cellular activity and rejuvenation.
There is a Russian researcher, Tiina Karu, who published a book on phototherapy. She did research concerning laser light and non-coherent light that you see from a light bulb. She found there was really no difference. The photons will stimulate cellular activity.
There’s something in the cell called Cytochrome A. Light stimulates Cytochrome A to begin a cascade of energy production. We have been using different wavelengths of light, shining it into the eye, to help lower intraocular pressure and regenerate the eye with macular degeneration.
Some of you may be saying, “Dr. Kondrot, that is absurd to use light to treat glaucoma.” It’s not just my opinion. In 1948 in the American Journal of Ophthalmology, there were two research articles published dealing with different wavelengths of green light to lower intraocular pressure. That’s become a very valuable treatment for everyone I see who has glaucoma.
If you ask your eye doctor, “How about light therapy for my glaucoma?” he’ll probably laugh at you. You might want to say, “Did you read that article in the American Journal of Ophthalmology in 1948?” It demonstrated lowering the intraocular pressure. As a matter of fact, I repeated that study. It was published in the Journal of Syntonics. I duplicated that study. Light therapy is another way.
We have four different modalities. We’ve talked about microcurrent, ozone treatment, light therapy, and diet. This is the evening of “The Great Debate.” All of you are probably interested in the most effective treatment. What should I do right now if I’m having problems with my vision?
If any of you have an opinion, there is time to call in before we do the final vote. You can reach me at (602) 277-5369 or toll free at (866) 536-1100. This is your last chance to give me a call and express your opinion. We’re down to the wire. We have microcurrent, diet and nutrition, ozone treatment, and light therapy.
One thing I like about these therapies is that they can all be done at home. Once you invest in the equipment and have the training, you can do all of them. Probably the most difficult is eating well. You don’t need special equipment. You just need to have common sense, and you have to start reading labels. My good friend, Dr. Rowen, said that if it has a label on it, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.
We have a knock on our door from Mark. Mark, do you have an opinion?
Mark: I had a question. My dad was diagnosed with macular degeneration, and it was recently diagnosed as wet. They started doing the injections, and now he has developed glaucoma in both eyes. He’s an 89-year-old gentleman. Is it too late to switch gears and try to do something more naturopathic?
Dr. Kondrot: I really hate those injections. I have a free report called The Watergate of Eye Care. You may want to get that report. The study data was manipulated. The eye doctors are making a lot of money. A recent study came out that 20 percent of patients getting injections will develop retinal atrophy. That’s scary.
I’m an advocate that you have to find out the underlying cause. You have to take care of that. The underlying cause is decrease in circulation and oxygenation. We have to get the eye healthy and remove the toxins from the body.
I’m not totally against injections. I tell my patients that if you’re doing these alternative therapies faithfully and still losing vision, get the injections. I’ll be the first one to make that comment. If your vision is stable and you’re not losing any eyesight, or certainly if your vision is improving, don’t let the doctor hoodwink you into getting the injections by putting fear into you.
To answer your question, it’s not too late. I’ve treated many patients, and I typically see the patient after they’ve had a couple of injections and are not getting better. I saw one lady recently who has had 45 injections. I said, “Why are you getting all these injections?” She said, “My doctor said I need them.” I asked, “Are they helping your vision?” She said, “No, they are not helping. I hate them.” Definitely investigate some of these alternative treatments. I’d be happy to evaluate your father and see if we can turn this around.
Mark: Great. Thank you so much.
Dr. Kondrot: We have another caller from Scottsdale.
Joe: I want to tell you what I’m taking right now. I just started taking it again. It’s a tablespoon of Norwegian cod liver oil, magnesium, selenium, vitamin E, hops, and sometimes some turmeric.
Dr. Kondrot: I like everything except the Norwegian cod liver oil. I am very much against fish oils. Go to my website, and I have an article on the dangers of fish oils. Unfortunately, I can’t go into detail because we’re coming to a close, and we have to do a final tally on the vote.
The debate is over. The number-one thing you have to do is change your diet. You have to eat better food. That is the most effective thing you can do to reverse vision loss. Second, no question, is microcurrent. If you quickly want to restore lost vision, use microcurrent. Oxidative treatments, ozone, and light therapy are great, but they take a little bit more time to turn things around.
The big debate is over, and the winner is the proper diet and nutrition. Second is microcurrent. For more information, go to my website, www.HealingTheEye.com. To investigate microcurrent, go to www.Microcurrent.info.
This is your host, Dr. Kondrot, America’s favorite eye doctor, wishing all of you good health and clear vision.