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To: Ben Mugged
The technique works by rejuvenating a thin membrane behind the retina, called Bruch's membrane. Over time this membrane becomes so "clogged" with the by-product of cell renewal that vital nutrients can no longer cross from the bloodstream into the retina and excess material becomes trapped, unable to pass in the other direction. This leads to the death of retinal cells and, in time, to AMD and eventual blindness.

Marshall's technique promises to prevent and even reverse the process, allowing the eye to return to something like its youthful, uncluttered state. In a clinical trial involving more than 100 diabetics, Marshall found that focusing a laser beam on one part of the retina helps stimulate the release of enzymes, which then set about cleaning up the waste material. Participants reported this led to a marked improvement in their sight.

2 posted on 07/07/2009 8:50:08 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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Great news...The bad news is if you want this procedure, you’ll have to sell your home and all your belongings to pay for it, or else be a government employee or elected government official with top shelf medical benefits.


5 posted on 07/07/2009 8:56:50 AM PDT by dragnet2
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