Rod-Cone Dystrophy

MicroAcupuncture Treatment for Rod-Cone Dystrophy

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MicroAcupuncture Treatments Help Restore Vision for Rod-Cone Dystrophy

Patients with Rod-Cone Dystrophy have been treated at the Arkansas Acupuncture Center.  The Microacupuncture treatment they receive for vision loss is similar to treatments for Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Stargardt’s Disease. Patient response to treatment is positive, but can vary greatly among recipients.

The retina is composed of rods and cones, the photoreceptor cells in the back of the eye that pick up images from the retina and send them to the brain. Rod-cone dystrophy is a name given to a group eye conditions affecting both rods and cones. Children are born with this condition. Over time, the rods and cones stop working. The patient will eventually go blind.

As with other eye disorders microacupuncture is the treatment of choice.  It helps to restore vision by improving blood flow to the eyes, allowing the eyes to heal from damage caused by the disease.  When patients are treated at the very early stages of the disease, their condition can stabilize preventing the rapid vision loss that can sometimes occur.