Welcome to ReverseAMD.com
This site is dedicated to the treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) based upon the work of Alston C. Lundgren, MD. Dr. Lundgren developed the experimental Santa Fe Eye Protocol to Reverse the Vision Loss of Macular Degeneration — henceforth abbreviated The Santa Fe Eye Protocol. It is the only documented treatment to reverse vision loss in cases of both Wet and Dry AMD.
Dr. Lundgren presented his November 2007 to August 2008 results at the 18th International Congress of Eye Research (English speaking academic ophthalmologists) in Beijing September 2008. A link to this paper is on the upper right of this page.
He presented his findings and his protocol to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Eye Center in May 2010 and the Annual Scientific Symposium of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture in late April. 2010. Links to these presentations are on the upper right of this page.
The Santa Fe Eye Protocol is a three-part treatment that achieves measurable results through minimally invasive techniques.
- Small steel studs are inserted in regions of the ear whose nerve endings have been shown to correspond with specific areas of the brain. By stimulating these nerves, cortisone and oxygen-rich blood are induced in the region of the retina.
- Needle electrodes are inserted in the fat around the eyeball and are stimulated with a mild electrical current. These electrodes stimulate the retina and surrounding tissues and probably increase blood flow to the retina.
- In Spring 2007, a 3rd component was added – electrically stimulating the scalp over the visual cortex which occupies a considerable portion of the brain.
In the course of over 10,000 individual eye treatments on more than 1,500 individual patients, and as reported in articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, this combination of physical and electric stimulation currently results in measurable improvements in the vision of approximately 85% of individual eyes and 93% of patients when both eyes are combined.
The Santa Fe Eye Protocol has few risks, is minimally invasive and therefore is a welcome addition to traditional treatments such as vitamin therapy, thermal laser, Photodynamic Therapy, Macugen, Avastin and Lucentis.
Dr. Lundgren is so confident in the results of this protocol that all charges will be refunded if after four treatments there is not objective improvement in visual acuity. As measured on National Eye Institute ETDRS charts, one eye must test at least one line better in either near or distant vision. Most patients show much greater improvement.
Updated: 17 Dec 2012