The Best Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa
or RP is a group of rare eye diseases
that primarily affects the part of the eye responsible for transmitting light signals to the brain, which is the retina. These neural signals are then sent back as images. RP is a rare eye disease that affects one in every 4,000 individuals in the United States and about one in every 5,000 individuals around the world.
About Retinitis Pigmentosa
1. It is a rare eye disease
that is inherited, and people are born with it. In other words, patients do not develop this over time. Babies inherit this from their parents, and they already have the disease by birth. If a family member has RP or your family has a history of RP, it's important to have yourself and your children checked for the disease.
2. Symptoms are not immediately apparent, so parents aren't unaware that their baby was born with the disease. Symptoms usually manifest in childhood or the patient's teen years. One of the first symptoms that typically manifest is loss of night vision
or difficulty seeing in the dark. Impaired peripheral vision
may also manifest as an initial symptom of the disease. If your child frequently bumps into things, especially in low-light areas, it is advised that you have them checked for retinitis pigmentosa
3. Since retinitis pigmentosa
is a group of eye diseases that causes damage to the retina, how the disease progresses and how and when symptoms manifest will differ from one patient to the next as the genetic mutation causing the disease may vary from one patient to the next. It is, therefore, advisable to undergo genetic testing
to identify the exact mutation causing the disease in the patient.
4. Doctors say there is no effective treatment for this inherited degenerative eye disease. In conventional medicine, the best treatment for retinitis pigmentosa
is primarily treating another eye disease that may have developed because of RP. The most common eye disease associated with RP is cataracts
, which can be corrected with surgery. To date, there is no non-invasive alternative to cataract surgery.
5. Vision loss is inevitable in RP, but the extent of which likewise differs from one patient to the next. In severe cases, RP can cause complete vision loss
, but patients usually still have some vision left even as the disease has progressed in its late stage. RP is a progressive disease that may eventually cause the retinal cells to stop working altogether, causing partial or total vision loss.
Alternative Therapies for Retinitis Pigmentosa
Courtney Medical has gone where no conventional eye specialist has before. They have developed an effective alternative, non-invasive treatment for rare retinal diseases
. They have helped countless patients dealing with rare retinal diseases, including RP, regain or restore their vision through a set of advanced therapies collectively known as the Pittsburgh Eye Protocol
Briefly, PEP is a 3-day program that offers a unique set of non-invasive therapies that aims to help patients restore their vision. Patients of Courtney Medical
experienced substantial improvement
in their vision within those three days of the program.
Pittsburgh Eye Protocol (PEP)
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