The Injustice of “Modern” OphthalmologyBy Dennis Courtney, M.D.
“How could my ophthalmologist not tell me a cataract treatment exists that does not require surgery?”
“Why did my doctor say, ‘nothing can be done,’ about my diabetic retinopathy?”
“My vision improved in just 3 days, so why did it take me 10 years to finally find an effective glaucoma treatment?”
“All my doctors do is try to slow down my macular degeneration. Why did they not even attempt to restore my vision?”
Does this sound familiar?
If not, it may soon. These thoughts are common at the Pittsburgh Eye Protocol. Patients’ first reaction is typically to question their traditional doctor, but their questions would be better directed elsewhere. Physicians genuinely care about their patients and would surely prescribe any safe and proven remedy for vision loss.
Traditional ophthalmologists offer their best advice:
- Manage your vision loss by slowing or stopping it.
- Attack the disease directly with drugs or surgery in hopes of keeping it from doing any more damage.
- Find ways to cope with your lost vision.
- Give up your driver’s license.
- Just accept that you will never see the world the way you once saw it.
After finding out that there is a better treatment that actually reverses lost vision, you are right to be upset. After all, your doctor did not prescribe you the best treatment available. This can be very shocking to learn, but you should understand that your conventional doctor is not the problem.
Anyone who researches treatments will find that leading authorities, like the National Eye Institute and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, say that vision lost from deteriorating retinal diseases cannot be restored. The problem begins with the organizations and laws that control your traditional physician’s income and medical education.
Legal Conflict of Interest is the True Injustice of Modern Ophthalmology
Medical associations that dictate accepted practices to medical schools, physicians, and insurance companies across the country increase their revenue by ignoring alternative treatments. Though they are non-profit organizations that accept grants and donations, their subsidiaries can legally earn a profit. For this reason, they have two missions: (1) offer authority on safe and effective medical practices, and (2) make money.
The American Medical Association (AMA) leads the charge for this business model. Throughout their existence, they have repeatedly concentrated their efforts to deny medical schools, physicians, and patients access to alternative medical research that directly competes with their revenue stream. Though most of this activity is beyond immoral, legal loopholes allow them to act as a self-interested business and a “non-partial” medical authority simultaneously.
However, in 1987, a federal court found the American Medical Association and several other medical groups guilty of:
- Systematic defamation of naturopathic, chiropractic, and osteopathic physicians
- Publishing and distributing propaganda specifically intended to ruin other healthcare professionals’ reputations
- Forcing medical doctors to refuse collaboration with naturopathic, chiropractic, and osteopathic physicians
- Denying hospital access to naturopathic, chiropractic, and osteopathic physicians
- Systematic Defamation 100% 100%
- Propaganda Intended to Ruin 100% 100%
- Forcing Noncooperation 100% 100%
- Denying Hospital Access 100% 100%
Of the AMA’s $250 million yearly revenue, about a quarter of it comes from pharmaceutical companies.
Medical associations actively defame alternative medicine largely because it directly competes with their most lucrative business partnership. Pharmaceutical companies pay for advertising on the American Medical Association’s many platforms. At one point, the AMA even sold their “seal of approval” for pharmaceutical drugs in exchange for higher advertising fees – without any testing!
The AMA also sells detailed physician data, like prescription-writing history, to pharmaceutical companies. These companies then use that data to target physicians in their marketing and sales efforts. Since they make over $60 million every year from drug companies, why would they support the competition?
If the American Medical Association supported alternative treatments, drug companies would lose customers and many would go out of business. After driving their customers out of business, the AMA would then have to sell advertising and licensing fees to alternative treatment companies that have much lower budgets.
The AMA avoids advertising alternative medicine also because it is typically much less expensive than traditional treatments like drugs, procedures, and surgeries. Pharmaceutical companies can produce drugs at a very low cost and sell them with large profit margins. As a business, the AMA obviously supports the customers who pay the most.
The American Medical Association makes another quarter of its revenue by legally dictating Medicaid and Medicare coverage.
In 1997, the U.S. Congress voted to put a total cap on the amount Medicare and Medicaid could pay out every year. With this bill, they assigned the AMA’s own system for dictating appropriate prices for all clinic visits, surgeries, and procedures that Medicare and Medicaid cover. This includes deciding exactly which treatments will be covered.
The vast majority of physicians earn their revenue through insurance reimbursements. In order for a medical practice to receive payment for a claim, the insurance company has to know that the treatment was covered under their policies.
This means that in order for physicians to receive payment, the treatment MUST fit into one of the AMA’s classifications. If the AMA does not recognize a treatment, it is NOT covered. Why would doctors use, or even look for, treatments for which they cannot collect payment? They would drive themselves out of business.
Not only is the American Medical Association allowed to exclusively approve their customers’ treatments, the AMA also owns a patent on their classification system. They earn another quarter of their revenue by charging licensing fees to Medicaid and Medicare, most private insurance companies, as well as medical clinics. They change this system every year and make it so complicated that they are able to sell educational courses to teach it as well.
While such powerful organizations—with the law on their side—actively hide effective alternative medicines, how do patients find the treatment they need?
NEVER Allow the Phrase, “Nothing Can Be Done” to Enter Your Belief System
This is the first step in improving your health. Most people suffering from degenerative vision loss believe there is no hope of restoring their vision. This belief is NOT reality!
- Macular Degeneration (Wet and Dry)
- Macular Hole
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Stargardt’s Disease (AMDF)
- Optic Neuritis
85-90% of Pittsburgh Eye Protocol patients experience significant vision improvement after just THREE days of treatment! These patients all suffered from various retinal diseases (including glaucoma and macular degeneration).
Find out for yourself.
Remember that The American Medical Association dictates which treatments insurance will cover and legally sells its support to the most expensive treatments, whether they are safe or not. Traditional prescriptions, surgeries, and procedures are much more expensive than alternative treatments, which in turn allows the AMA to charge more for the many fees that they impose on the medical community.
Patients need to seek out physicians that trained under the traditional system, but decided to research alternative medicine on their own. Doctors who work independently of AMA-controlled insurance are likely to be singularly motivated to only prescribe the best treatment – not just the most lucrative.
You and your loved one’s care about your health more than anyone. Take it upon yourselves to find a treatment that will work for you. If you can restore some of your lost vision, or that of someone you love, would it be worth taking time to learn about alternative treatments? The unjust “modern” medical system keeps information from finding you, but it cannot keep you from finding information on your own.
YOU decide which treatments you receive.
Put your own money into your health. It’s worth it. Insurance companies, the AMA, and other medical associations push traditional, insurance-based medicine and take their cut of your money before your physicians receive their share. When patients pay independently, they cut out all the middlemen and drive the overall cost of their health care down.
The money trail starts with the patient. You decide which path you want your money to take.
Do you want it to go to insurance companies and medical associations, or to your physicians and their staff?
Do you want to spend your money toward dangerous and often ineffective treatments, or do you want it to go to doctors who provide safe, highly-effective alternatives?
Do you want to pay to slow your disease down, or do you want to seek healing for your body and to improve your vision?
This Thursday, Dr. Dennis Courtney will host an online presentation where he will teach 100 people about the Pittsburgh Eye Protocol’s 3-Step Program to restoring lost vision.
During this event, you will learn:
- What makes Dr. Courtney qualified to treat your vision loss
- How he developed his 3-step program
- Why conventional treatments cannot heal your vision loss
- How to restore your lost vision
- Which diseases the Pittsburgh Eye Protocol treats
This event is likely to fill up quickly, so click here now to register for free!