Treatment of tapetoretinal abiotrophy with eyesight recovery
A possibility to preserve and recover eyesight with the diagnosis “primary pigmentary degeneration of retina” or “pigmented retinitis” seems an unattainable dream. But however…
There are already several people in the practice of “UnicaMed” who came to the clinic with pigmentary degeneration of retina at the stage of “not- seeing” and invalidity, and who recovered eyesight after the sessions of regenerative therapy.
However, everything in order. Let us get acquainted with one medical history:
Yana, a teacher, the charming mother of 9-year old daughter Olechka
The year 2011. Yana is 27, and she is quickly losing vision. The twilight becomes an irresistible trial for the woman: all things lose their shape and merge with each other.
In the daytime she still sees well enough, but the world has shrunk to a tunnel: Yana sees the light, colors and movement only directly in front of herself; on the left and on the right it is darkness. It is impossible to drive the car in such state, and this is a catastrophe for the single working mother.
The doctor makes a diagnosis : “primary pigmentary degeneration of retina”. And adds: medicine cannot cure this disease, the predict is complete loss of vision of both eyes.
There’s no time for self-pity, it is necessary to act: the testament, Olya’s transfer from French school to the school in the yard, Yana’ s mother moves from Omsk to the flat in Moscow.
Unsuccessful treatment begins from a forum and search for folk remedies. Then a series of injections of ribonucleotides, but Yana will not be among those 60% of lucky ones who positively react to the medicament.Yana comes to “UnicaMed” in 2012. She is 28.The vision of her right eye without correction is 35%, of her left eye- 35%. After optical correction vision of the right eye is 45%, the left- 60%.
“Only several years ago nobody in the world could give a positive answer to the question whether there exists a method of treatment of pigmentary degeneration of retina. Now our clinic successfully treats eye diseases that had been previously considered incurable.
Regenerative therapy shows positive effect in treatment of pigmentary dystrophy of retina for all patients. Pigment epithelium recovers, the blood supply of the eye improves, visual acuity enhances, field of view expands, chromaticity returns.
Тhe third session of regenerative therapy was hold with Yana in September, 2014. The result is: the right eye without optics sees 60%, the left- 95%. The fields of vision on the left and on the right have recovered. Yana drives the car again”.
How does pigmentary abiotrophy of retina occur?
The photoreceptor cells - rods and cones – are responsible for our eyesight. These cells are filled with different pigments, and they form so called visual epithelium of the eye.
There is only one pigment in the rods. Due to the rods we see in the darkness. At bright light they are responsible for perception of blue colors. The cones contain several different visual pigments. Some pigments percept green color, others- red, the third ones- yellow. In the darkness the cones almost do not act, that’s why our night vision is black-and-white.
Different pigments respond to light in different way: so the brain receives the information about the color and the amount of light around. But in the result of chemical reaction to the light, pigments themselves become discolored. Normally, spent colorless pigment is excreted from the cells. In case of tapetoretinal degeneration the mechanism of excretion is breached, the pigment, insensitive to light and color, accumulates, and photoreceptor cells fail to fulfill their function.
The rods suffer first, that’s why this disease was once called cone-rod retinal dystrophy.
For tapetoretinal dystrophy, classical medicine cannot yet offer an effective way of pigment removal from pigment epithelium. To improve the blood supply in pigment epithelium, usually metabolic drugs are assigned. But with time the power of the gene begins to prevail over the possibilities of the drugs, and in the result, blindness progresses. Regenerative therapy method developed by Professor Kovalev’s group enables to perform successful treatment of pigment retinitis: to improve vision significantly and to preserve it for a long time.
They cannot do it anywhere in the world: nor in the USA, nor in Israel, nor in Cuba, nor in other clinics of Russia.
“I inject the drug prepared in a special way, based on own cells of patient’s osteal brain. This preparation subsequently starts the process of regeneration (renewal) of pigment epithelium of the eye.
If the scheme of treatment is observed, the regenerative therapy method not only improves eyesight and expands the fields of vision. Even with genetic diseases of eyes it can prolong the active period of vision for decades.”
How the procedure of treatment of pigment dystrophy of retina is performed
Prior to prescribe treatment, the ophthalmologist performs detailed examination of the eyes and confirms the diagnosis. This is a very important phase of treatment, because different diseases and even their different stages make adjustments in the procedure of preparation of cells and in the procedure of their injection.
The procedure itself is performed in the outpatient setting and takes from 10 to 12 hours. In the evening, after an examination, the patient goes home till the following phase of treatment. The interval between the phases is always determined individually and is from 3 to 6 months.
The effect of regenerative therapy is usually a cumulative one, that enables to increase the intervals between the phases of treatment, as in Yana’s case.
If a serious diagnosis was made to you, do not delay till zero vision. To start the effective process of recovery, healthy tissues are needed. The fewer of them you have, the less expressed will be the effect and the longer will be the treatment.
If you or the members of your family began to see worse in the evenings, the field of vision became narrower, you do not see well on the left and on the right; if the colors faded and the world seems grey, if you have a feeling of a foreign object in the eyes, call and make an appointment by the phone +7 (495) 215-18-19 in Moscow.