An inexpensive and effective way of treating Macular Degeneration (AMD)

By Jan Tunér

We have previously presented the option of treating macular degeneration with PBM ( There are two stages of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD): dry and wet, where the wet is the most difficult stage to treat. Present state-of-the-art is regular injections, having temporary effect and being very expensive. PBM is a safe and inexpensive method for both these conditions¹ and it has been known for many years now.

This case report is written by the patient himself:

I am Lennart Larsson in Sweden. At a visit to my optician he suspected the beginning of cataract and referred me to an ophthalmologist. After a long time of waiting I got an appointment. The diagnosis was wet AMD and no sense in giving injections. I contacted Dr. Boris Ivandic, whom I knew was researching about curing AMD by laser treatment. He suggested using the Treatlite Active, 120 mW, 808 nm and to give one application of 2.4 J every day during one week and then twice a week with closed lid and moving the laser slowly with a light pressure around the lid. The power at the aperture is 100 mW and the aperture is 0.64 cm². After two months at a new appointment with my doctors they astonished found that the swelling had almost disappeared. At the next visit after another two months, the eye was healed and only a small scar was to be seen. I am now giving one or two dosages a week to maintain the results. I have got full sight back.

After returning to normal vision, Lennart ceased irradiation and there was a tendency of a relapse of symptoms. Now the eye is irradiated weekly and the situation is stable. More information about the possibility to treat AMD clinically can be found on The cost of obtaining the laser used by Lennart is about USD 700. There a two “miracle” pharmaceuticals for injection: Lucentis costs more than $2,000 per treatment, while Avastin costs less than $150 per treatment.

Here are the photos of Lennart’s eye before and after laser treatment:



  • Ivandic B T, Ivandic T. Low-level laser therapy improves vision in patients with age-related macular degeneration. Photomed Laser Surg. 2008; 26 (3): 241-245.