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Microcurrent therapy improves retinal health and slows down the disease progression

3 month pilot, 17 patients, Laurie Chaikin
(AMD)

• Dry macular degeneration, once a week treatment, 52% showed improvement
• Wet macular degeneration, improvement but not statistically significant
• Only treated once a week
• Published 2015

​Chaikin, Laurie & Kashiwa, Kellen & Bennet, Michael & Papastergiou, George & Gregory, Walter. (2015). Microcurrent stimulation in the treatment of dry and wet macular degeneration. Clinical ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.). 9. 2345-53. 10.2147/OPTH.S92296.

2 year study, 114 patients, Grace Halloran, PhD

• 18 patients with AMD - 16 improved.
• 78 had RP - 62 improved
• 18 patients had various retinopathies, 16 improved.

• 14 remained unchanged (stable)
• 2 continued to lose vision, although only slightly.
• Published 1997

Halloran Ph. D, Grace, Bioelectrical Stimulation in An Integrated Treatmentfor Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Glaucoma, CMV-Retinitis, & Diabetic Retinopathy, 1997.

10 year clinical study, 400 eyes with AMD, Drs. Jarding and Michael

• 78% of the eyes showed from 1-9 lines of improvement in reading of the visual acuity chart. • Over 50% improved from 2-9 lines.
• In the study, 2 patients suffered from retinal vein occlusion and swelling of the macula.
Both had dramatic improvement in vision.
• Published 1993, see details

AIlen, Merrill & Jarding, John & Zehner, Ralph. (1998). Macular Degeneration Treatment with Nutrients and Micro Current Electricity. 13.

65 eyes, 36 sessions, Wallace

• Patient received MCS of 200 micro-amps for 20 minutes, 36 sessions
• 54% improved 1-4 lines of acuity
• 31% improved 2 to 4 lines acuity

• Kinetic visual field expanded by 85% horizontally for all patients
• Kinetic visual field expanded by 70% vertically for all patients

• Field improvements imply implications for Retinitis Pigmentosa
• Published 1997

Wallace l. The treatment of macular degeneration and other retinal diseases using bioelectromagnetics therapy. J of Optometric Phototherapy 1997;4-5.

Review, 120 patients, Damon Miller, MD
Stargardt’s Disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa and other degenerative retinal diseases

• That of the 120 patients treated, 83% showed improvement of greater than or equal to 2 lines of visual acuity in one or both eyes.
• Published 1997

Miller., et al. "Treatment of Macular Degeneration, Stargardt's Disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Other Retinal Diseases with Micro-current Stimulation Therapy" (2000).

2 year trial, 120 patients, Macular Degeneration Foundation

• 68% improvement over pre-treatment vision
for patients with the dry macular degeneration.
• 58% improvement over pre-treatment vision
for those with the wet form of macular degeneration.

• Among certain subsets of patients with dry disease the results were even more dramatic, with a third gaining 100 percent or more improvement and a sixth gaining 150 percent or more improvement.

Patients were able to sustain these vision improvements over time by periodic self-administration of booster treatments and many report that this therapy has made a remarkable difference to their lives.

The October 2002 issue of the Townsend Newsletter featured an article by Edward C. Kondrot, MD, that summarized three studies on the use of microcurrent for AMD.

18 pilot month study, Dr. Ed Paul
(AMD, Stargardt’s, Retinitis Pigmentosa)

• 68% showed an increase in vision function
and visual acuity.
• Twenty-six out of 36 eyes with AMD showed
an improvement in visual acuity. The acuity measured by Snellen, improved on average 2-3 lines.
• Published 2002

The Treatment of Retinal Diseases With Micro Current Stimulation And Nutritional Supplementation
Edward L. Paul, Jr., O.D., Ph.D.

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