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yes can anything be done for this condition
There are a number of advanced testing that can be done to better delineate what exactly is going on
vision loss is usually extreme and progressive, although some patients maintain useful vision until the fifth or sometimes even the sixth decade of life.
have had numerous tests done with researchers here but was told not to come back as nothing can be done
Unfortunately, they are correct. If the workup has been done and the diagnosis confirmed there is nothing modern medicine -- in Ireland or otherwise -- has to offer.
what about stem cell or transplants
This is my area of sub specialization....and all of that is at the basic research stage at this point. In any event once scars start to form and the photoreceptors are destroyed nothing can be done. Photoreceptors are like a piece of the brain -- they do not regenerate
I wish I had better news.....
so do i ... four of my eight children have the early stages of this condition and i was being hopeful for them. Thanks Dr. Rick
It does tend to run in families......Take care and I will be thinking positive thoughts for your and your affected children
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