Microcurrent Stimulation for Retinitis Pigmentosa

I have been using microcurrent stimulation in the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa for the last 10 years. I have observed that many patients have expansion of their visual fields with improvement of acuity and visual function after microcurrent treatment. The results of 18 patients treated were reviewed from 2000 to 2009. 16 patients had an expansion of visual fields ranging from 5 to 25 degrees. This was measured  using a Campimeter (A tangent screen to measure central colored visual fields – white, red, green and blue).

Electroacupuncture

Electroacupuncture

A recent study was published from the University of Rome  using electroacupuncture in the treatment of a rat model of retinitis pigmentosa.

Lucia Pagani, Luigi Manni, Luigi Aloe. Effects of electroacupuncture on retinal nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression in a rat model of retinitis pigmentosa. Institute of Neurobiology and Molecular Medicine, NGF Section, CNR-EBRI, Via del Fosso di Fiorano, 64, 00143 Rome, Italy  Accepted 20 March 2006 Available online 11 May 2006

Abstract
The study  revealed that daily sessions of low-frequency EA during a critical developmental stage of retinal cell degeneration cause an increase of retinal nerve growth factor (NGF) and NGF high-affinity receptor expression; and increase of outer nuclear layer (ONL) thickness; and enhanced vascularization.

These findings suggest the possible beneficial effects of EA treatment in the development of RP-like retinal degeneration of RCS rats and that the mechanism through which EA might exerts its action on the regulation of NGF and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and/or their receptors in retinal cells. To view the complete article

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About Dr. Edward Kondrot

Dr. Ed Kondrot | Homeopathic Ophthalmologist | Healing the Eye and Wellness Center He is a graduate of the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1977. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who completed his Ophthalmology training at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh and the Scheie Eye Institute in Philadelphia in 1981. He received his Diploma from the Hahnemann Homeopathic College in 1996 and certification by the Council of Homeopathic Certification in 2000 and the American Board of Homeopathy in 2002. He has recently become a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and a fellow of the College of Syntonics. He has been integrating Homeopathy in his practice since 1990. He is the author of Healing the Eye the Natural Way: Alternative Medicine and Macular Degeneration, and Microcurrent Stimulation: Miracle Eye Cure. He is a contributing author in the Clinician’s Rapid Access Guide to Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Mosby. He also revised the Eye and Vision Chapters in Synthesis, Repertorium Homeopathicum Syntheticum a leading homeopathic textbook. He is a popular lecturer on alternative therapies in the treatment of eye disease. He has established the Restore Vision Foundation, a non-profit Arizona Corporation, to develop educational programs to train eye doctors in alternative therapies to prevent vision loss. His office and educational facility is located in Phoenix, Arizona. His web page is www.healingtheeye.com and he can be reached at 1-800-430-9328.

2 Responses to “Microcurrent Stimulation for Retinitis Pigmentosa”

  1. Edwin Elgincolin July 16, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Dear, Dr. Edward Kondrot

    I am a known patient with now progressesive RP and I want to try to used the MCS therapy, Can you help me where I can purchase with all the proper procedures to apply. Also, Can I pay cash through Cheque or money transfer because I do not have a credit card.

    Please provide me your expert assisstance

    Best Regards
    Edwin Elgincolin

  2. Dr. Edward Kondrot January 29, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    You might want to consider our fast track program to begin microcurrent to help your RP.

    http://www.healingtheeye.com/3day_Fast_Track.html

    Here is another article that I posted on RP

    http://www.healingtheeye.com/Articles/Microcurrent_retinitis_Pigmentosa.html

    To your good health and clear vision

    Dr. Kondrot

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