Common Eye Disorders

Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that involves a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. The rod photoreceptors of the retina start to slowly degenerate. Common symptoms include difficulty seeing at night and a loss of side (peripheral) vision. Visual decline progresses to the far peripheral field, eventually extending into the central visual field (total vision loss). The main symptoms of RP are:

  • Night blindness
  • Tunnel vision (due to loss of peripheral vision)
  • Latticework vision
  • Photopsia (blinking/shimmering lights)
  • Photophobia (aversion to glare)
  • Slow adjustment from dark to light environments and vice versa
  • Blurring of vision
  • Poor color separation
  • Loss of central vision
  • Eventual blindness

The Vision Improvement Program, which includes Micro Acupuncture, microcurrent stimulation, supplements, nutritional protocol for the health of the eyes and body, and stress reduction techniques, creates the healing environment needed to slow the progression and increase the vision for RP patients. Since this condition is more difficult to treat, treatments are needed for a one to two week period every 3 – 4 months for the first year and then 1 to 2 times a year thereafter.