Macular Degeneration


Retinitis Pigmentosa


Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a slowly progressive retinal degeneration for which there is no proven treatment. Patients are interested in trying alternative therapies to try to reduce their vision loss, but only limited research evidence exists to support their use and potential benefit. The goal of this research project is to gain a better understanding of possible changes in ocular and retinal blood flow and measures of vision in RP patients receiving two promising therapies, electroacupuncture and transcorneal electrical stimulation.

Vision Conditions

We specialize in treating degenerative eye diseases as well as other serious eye conditions utilizing an integrated, whole-body health approach that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine and other cutting-edge therapies.

We Treat the Following Eye Conditions:

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

  •  Macular Degeneration

  • Glaucoma

  • Stargardt’s Syndrome

  • Retinal Detachment

  • Optic Neuritis

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Optic Nerve Atrophy

  • Cataracts

  • Usher Syndrome

  • Myopia     A dioptre is a unit of measurement of the power of a lens.A dioper is what your prescription is measured in - whole half or quarters eg - 1.50 or + 2.25. This regardless of you being short or long sighted.

  • Lazy Eye

  • Uveitis

  • Retinal Occlusion

  • Dry Eyes: A number of early studies were designed to test mechanistic actions of acupuncture on tear-film physiology; in one study, periorbital acupuncture was shown to cause a 0.44 C decrease in ocular surface temperature, an effect that would be expected to reduce evaporative tear loss.Two studies conducted in Korea have employed a specific set of acupoints together with more clearly defined treatment and control criteria, including parallel sham acupoints.5,18 Acupuncture efficacy was measured using score reduction in questionnaires including the Ocular Surface Disease Index, the Visual Acuity Scale and quality-of-life scales of subjective symptomatology. Both groups also examined endpoints including tear-film breakup time and Schirmer’s scores with anesthesia. One study involved a four-week course of acupuncture treatments,re-examination at eight weeks showed statistically significant improvements in both subjective scores and in TFBUT for the acupuncture treatment group.The study’s use of artificial tears for the control group further strengthens these findings.

Two-weeks of micro acupuncture seemed to arrest the bleeding, dry up the fluids an improved their vision in these cases.