Chronic eye diseases can cause several discomforting factors and even complete loss of vision. Early diagnosis is very important to detect the problem and get the right treatment. Nowadays, several advanced treatment protocols have emerged that can effectively treat several chronic eye diseases. Beijing Puhua International Hospital, which is one of Asia's top neurological and neurosurgical hospitals have come up with such advanced treatment procedures such as Stem Cell Transplantation, Mouse Nerve Growth Factor, and TCM stem cell. These procedures can accelerate the recovery of damaged optic nerve cells effectively and help patients regain vision.
Here we will discuss three chronic eye conditions and how Beijing Puhua International Hospital’s treatment procedures work effectively on them.
When the optic nerve lacks its full capacity to transmit accurate information about what the eye sees, the condition is termed as optic nerve atrophy. If glaucoma is not treated, its increased pressure characteristics can lead to optic nerve atrophy.
A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian girl went to Beijing Puhua International Hospital with optic nerve atrophy condition. When she was one year and seven months old, her left eye was injured by a knife, unfortunately. This resulted in the formation of glaucoma that increased the intraocular pressure suddenly causing 70% damage to her left eye’s optic nerve.
Within three weeks of extensive treatment at the hospital resulted in bringing the intraocular pressure within the controlled range. Moreover, her left eye’s injured optic nerve was also appreciably repaired.
Treatment using Mouse Nerve Growth Factor
The doctors at the hospital use Mouse Nerve Growth Factor procedure to treat this chronic eye condition. The mouse nerve growth factor is a nerve regeneration, neuroprotective and neurotrophic agent that is used to treat nerve damage such as acute and protracted optic nerve injury.
The condition of macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss. It happens when the retina’s small central area, known as the macula, gets deteriorated. Macula controls visual acuity that helps us to conduct visual tasks such as reading, driving, watching television, recognizing faces, etc.
The number of people getting affected with macular degeneration is rapidly increasing. In 2011, Beijing Puhua International Hospital treated a patient diagnosed with bilateral macular degeneration in a local Australian hospital. He was brought in Puhua International Hospital for stem cell treatment to recover from the loss of vision. His left eye vision was progressively worsening in comparison to the right eye. Within two weeks of the treatment, a significant improvement in the condition was noticed. Two days after getting the stem cell injection, he was tested on the Optical Coherence Tomography Scanner (OCT). The result showed improvement of the hyperplasia of his left eye fundus. In addition, he started sleeping much better.
Treatment using Stem Cell Transplantation
A patient can be given stem cell injection to deal with macular degeneration condition. It works in two ways. First, the retrobulbar and intravenous injection helps in replacing some damaged cells. Next, the newborn stem cells produce factors that stimulate body’s own stem cells proliferation and differentiation. This helps in repairing the nerve cells that were damaged and improves his vision.
This is a condition due to the genetic retinal disorder of varying severity where the pattern of inheritance varies from one person to another. This is a chronic condition disabling visual function.
The family of four brothers and sisters from UAE discovered that they liked strong lights at the age of one month. Three years back, they were diagnosed with Hereditary Retinal Dystrophy at a hospital in London and no effective treatment was found. They visited Puhua and gradually things started improving, which was noticed within first three weeks of treatment. All four brothers and sisters experienced improvement like noticing hand movement, counting fingers and improving light sensation. They last visited the hospital in March 2018 and the parents informed that their vision is steadily improving.
Treatment using TCM and Stem Cell Therapy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) such as herbal medications, massages, and acupuncture can be combined with stem cell therapy for increasing the optic nerves’ regeneration. This technique can work well to improve hereditary retinal dystrophy by providing enhancement of light sensitivity, improved visual field, and improvement of vision.
Beijing Puhua International Hospital has treated numerous patients suffering from varied chronic eye diseases. Stem cell transplantation, mouse nerve growth factor and/or TCM proved to be very effective to successfully deal with most of the chronic eye diseases.
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