Medical therapy

For dry senile maculopathy, cure is based upon slowing down an additional retinal degeneration with specific precautions and nutritive helpers (scientific data suggest a diminished retinal deterioration).

  • Use sunglasses able to cut wavelenghts that are less than 500nm, that is a part of the visible blue and all ultraviolet radiations (A and B).
  • Avoid situations that could promote retinal bleeding, like smoking, rubbing the eyes and anticoagulants or ematic fluidizers (if truly necessary, use the minimum dosage).
  • Vitamin supplements: vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, zinc.
  • Foods with antioxidants, carotenoids and polyunsaturated fat acids like cabbage, carrots, all green vegetables..

Not to take in case of:

  • Kidney stones (high vitamin C dosage can precipitate stones)
  • Diabetes (vitamin E and selenium can increase infections and vitamin C in high dosage could interfere with glycemia dosage)
  • Gout, arteriosclerosis (vitamin C can interfere with concentrations of uric acid and cholesterol dosages)
  • Scheduled test to look for blood in urine or feces (could result in a false positive)
  • Coagulation anomalies (vitamin E could alter vitamin K, increasing anticoagulants effects)
  • Anemia


Giuseppe Grasso, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
After having consulted several doctors, last year I turned to Dr. Badalà because I felt a discomfort to the eye. At first sight Dr. Badalà realized that there was something wrong in my right eye and, after a thorough e... Keep on reading this reviewxamination and an OCT, he confirmed the presence of a hole in the retina (which no other doctor had seen before) and he suggested me a vitrectomy.

After consulting other doctors who, despite having confirmed the diagnosis, suggested me to wait, I decided to entrust Dr. Badalà, because he inspired me with confidence during the visit.

I had a vitrectomy under local anesthesia about five months ago. The surgery was good and my eyesight has improved and I no longer see distorted images.

The thing that struck me most is that at first I was so used to don’t  see well that I didn’t  realize it, so much so that I had turned to Dr. Badalà just for a burning sensation to the eye. Thanks to the professionalism and accuracy of Dr. Badalà today I realize I see much better.
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