Post-operative visual acuity significantly improved following stem cell treatment for Macular Degeneration according to an independent Optometrist in California
Online PR News – 11-April-2013 – Ridgefield, CT – macular degeneration is a progressive retinal deterioration that may occur as we age- hence the other name Age Related Macular Degeneration or AMD. Typically the diagnosis is made when eye doctors observe whitish lesions called drusen with changes in pigmentation in the support layer called the retinal pigment epithelium often leading to loss of photoreceptors and decreased vision. It may stay dry or convert to wet AMD with abnormal blood vessels under the retina which is a more serious and vision threatening change. In both types of macular degeneration, treatment with adult stem cells may be of significant help.
Dr. Brandon Zoeckler of Palm Desert, California, a well-regarded Optometrist unaffiliated with MD Stem Cells, was kind enough to provide feedback on one of his patients treated through MD Stem Cells with adult stem cells.
"I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Pete (Pseud) for an initial eye examination in September of 2012," reports Dr Zoeckler. “He had recently undergone cataract surgery and had a known history of advanced macular degeneration in both eyes. His best corrected vision was 20/400 in the right eye and 20/100 in the left due to his macular condition. I deferred glasses at the initial visit since there was no improvement with correction. He returned to my office 5 months later, having had treatment of his macular degeneration using stem cells 2 months prior through MD Stem Cells."
"I was quite impressed with the resulting vision! He had improved to 20/100 in the worse right eye, and 20/70 in the left. I had him return one month later as the treatment continued to improve his vision over time. Only three months after the procedure, his vision had remained steady at 20/100 in the worse eye, but had improved further to 20/50-2 in the left. We are continuing to follow Mr. Pete for further vision improvement. This impressive increase in visual acuity and quality of life has been quite dramatic for him, and both the patient and myself are tremendously pleased with the outcome of the stem cell procedure.
"It’s always gratifying to hear of the visual improvements generated by the combination of injections of adult stem cells given by our retinal surgeon," indicates Dr. Levy, President of MD Stem Cells. "The continued visual benefit several months following stem cell treatment is consistent with what has been observed in other patients. Mr. Pete has reported to us that he is very satisfied with his clearer vision and looking forward to additional progress upon his next exam with Dr. Zoeckler."
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