Surgery

This entire treatment package is provided to all qualifying patients.

Note: Our treatment program spans 10 days.
Comprehensive Testing: All patients undergo a variety of tests prior to any treatments to determine suitability and safety.

1, Blood work
2, Urine tests
3, Fundus check—Observes the retina, choroid, macular fundus blood vessels and optic nerve
4, Visual field
5, PVEP—Measures optic nerve function
6, Intro Ocular Pressure—Measures eye pressure

Shunt Surgery: This procedure, performed through a small incision above each ear, blocks one of several arteries to the head—resulting in increased blood flow to the optic artery.

Eye Injections at the temporal side: These injections of Chinese herbs are safely inserted through ocular tissue (at both temporal sides) to provide blood flow and circulation in the retina.

Stem Cell Implantation: Millions of MSC stem cells are inserted into the back of the retina to stimulate dormant cells and grow micro blood vessels.

Our treatment cycle schedule is as follows:
Day 1: Arrive at the hospital and rest.
Day 2: Receive testing and vascular surgeries for both sides.
Day 3 moring: Check visual acuity and begin comprehensive TCM treatments and eye injections.
Day 3 afternoon or Day 4: Undergo stem cell implantation surgery.(when exactly to do this procedure is up to patient’s condition. The final schedule will be made by the doctor.)
Day 5 to Day 10: Complete eye injections (9 injections) and recover from surgeries, final testing. For patients who wish to do so, also complete blood test for genetic testing.
Day 11: Discharge from hospital.

The above integrative treatment program is offered to all qualifying first time patients. In some instances, these treatments are not sufficient. For these patients, we will begin to offer a more complex surgery in as early as 2019. Note: This surgery, once available, will only be offered to returning patients, after a minimum of 2 years have passed since their first treatments.

Superior Rectus Choroid Anastomosis Surgery: This surgery, for returning mid- to late stage patients, involves implanting an artery of the superior rectus into the suprachoroidal space. This results in contractions of the choroid, providing continual blood flow and circulation each time a patient blinks or moves their eyes.