How COVID-19 and The Vaccines Impact RP Patients’ Vision
1, COVID-19 damages the vision and causes irreversible damage to the optic nerves If a patient were in respiratory distress long enough, theoretically poor perfusion and oxygen deprivation could lead to possible damage to metabolically active tissues, such as the optic nerve or retina, but this has yet to be reported in COVID-19 related cases. In this instance, eye damage would be caused by decreased oxygen, rather than the virus itself. Additionally, it has been ...Read more
Clinical observation on StemActiv in treatment of RP
(This scientific paper summary is from the Chinese Journal of Traditional Chinese Ophthalmology published in 2001.)
In 1999, China RP Integrative Treatment Center did a clinical trial to observe the treatment results of StemActiv for 198 RP patients. We randomly divided 198 RP patients (312 eyes) into two groups. 138 RP patients (216 eyes) were treated mainly with StemActiv in the observed group, and 60 RP patients (96 eyes) were treated with Vitamin A and Lutein ...Read more
https://youtu.be/m2lpzUY2L7Y 1. Erectile dysfunction drugs ViagraSildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, can cause temporary vision changes, including blurred vision, sensitivity to light, reduced eyesight and changes to color perception. These side effects disappeared within a few days, however, it’s not known how exactly will Viagra affect RP patients’ vision by long term use. It’s worth taking into consideration if RP patients use it for the long term.
2. AccutaneUsed to treat acne, it has been reported to worsen night vision, ERG response, dark ...Read more
RP is one of the most common forms of inherited retinal degeneration which causes visual deficiency leading to blindness. The current treatment options include stem cell therapy, gene therapy, serum and nerve growth factor injection, stem cell activation (StemActiv), visual prosthesis, etc. Stem Cell Therapy: Stem cell therapy can potentially replace degenerate photoreceptors and retinal cells. When placed in the appropriate tissue niche, these stem cells not only survive but differentiate into critical retinal cells and photoreceptors. Further studies are needed to optimize ...Read more
Study outlines use of intravitreal injection of allogeneic human retinal progenitor cells to treat RP A phase 2B study was conducted of the efficacy of the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) -designated intravitreal injection of allogeneic human retinal progenitor cells (hRPCs) (jCell, jCyte Inc.) to treat retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
The study showed that in the high-dose patient group, there was a significant correlation between all visual function changes measured over the 12-month study and the optical coherence tomography (OCT) measurement of the central ...Read more
Natural Remedy to Restore RP Vision: Fiction or Fact?
RP patients’ vision loss comes on slowly and methodically, depending on their gene mutation type and the overall health condition of the person in distress. Gradual vision loss is even more frustrating for those who may not develop noticeable symptoms until the disease has become severe. While the best strategy for healthy eyes is early detection and prompt intervention. However, the question remains: Do natural remedies play a role in the prevention of ...Read more
Comparison Of The 5 Advanced Treatments For RP
The most advanced treatments for RP in 2020 are gene therapy, stem cell therapy, serum therapy, intelligent visual implant, herbal products. The different indications of these 5 treatments are:
1. Gene therapy: for a certain type of gene mutation, it’s especially for early-stage patients, who have relatively good original vision function. Gene therapy is to slow down the deterioration of the retina, but it cannot improve the vision acuity. Till now, the only gene therapy ...Read more
An Innovative Approach to RP – China RP Integrative Treatment Center Since a decade ago, our team at China RP Integrative treatment center has started to use stem cells to treat RP and other degenerative eye disorders. From the very beginning of the practice, we realized that regenerative medicine, mainly represented by stem cell implantation, would be an ultimate solution for these problems, but the implantation alone is far from enough to make it an effective treatment. The premise of a successful stem cell ...Read more
Patient Story - A Chinese Patient Get Vision Improved in China RP Center
"I have improved my eyesight, I can work, and take care of my family" --- Mr. Wang
Mr. Wang was 50 years old and had night blindness when he was young. When he was in his forties in 2017, his vision was getting worse and worse. He traveled to many hospitals in China to look for treatments, but he was informed that there was no targeted treatment. On 2018 Nov, Mr. ...Read more
6 Tips For Relief of Computer Eye Strain
It seems everyone is staring at a computer screen, cell phone, or other digital devices these days. And it's causing a serious problem called computer vision syndrome (CVS). Symptoms of CVS include eye fatigue and discomfort, dry eyes, blurred vision, red eyes and headaches, neck, shoulder, and back pain. Here are 6 easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of eye strain and other common symptoms of (CVS). 1. Follow the 20-20-20 rule. The rule ...Read more