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Dear Doc, My mother aged 55 is suffering from retina cone

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Dear Doc,

My mother aged 55 is suffering from retina cone rod distrophy. We came to know about this in the year 2000. She was under treatment in Shankar Nethralaya Chennai India. The doctors over here have mentioned there is no treatment possible at this point of time for the aforesaid disease.

Please let me know if there is any treatment possible to restore some vision for my mother. I feel immense pain when i see her struggling and crying to witness the beautiful nature. Even she is unable to see the face of us(son's) and grand child.

Please let me know if in india any treatment is possible.

Hoping to hear from you.

Submitted: 4 years ago via Vitals.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 4 years ago.

Doctor DanB :

Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?

Doctor DanB :

Unfortunately, there really are not any effective treatments for cone-rod dystrophies at this current time. There are stem cell studies going on in humans with macular degeneration, currently, that at first blush, appear somewhat promising, but they have only been done on two humans, and only for macular degeneration. However, hopefully within the next decade or so, there may be more advancement in this area that can benefit your mother.

Doctor DanB :

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