Suffering from acute eye vision loss can be unsettling and fear-provoking. Time is of the essence in these conditions to get help to mitigate permanent damage.
Acute Conditions Treated In Our Clinic With Micro-Acupuncture
Two such conditions treated in our clinic include Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO)/ Central Retinal Artery Occlusion (CRAO) and Retinal Detachment.
CRVO/CRAO is akin to a stroke in the vasculature of the retina. With CRVO, the retinal vein is occluded leading to poor drainage out of the retina, increasing pressure in the eye which can lead to bleeding and ultimately blurry vision.
With CRAO, the central retinal artery is occluded often by an embolus or thrombus which starves retinal cells leading to precipitous decline in vision.
Risk Factors For Acute Conditions
Risk factors for both of these conditions include history of Diabetes, Hypertension, smoking, obesity, age, Cardiovascular Disease, Glaucoma and birth control pills.
Diagnosis can be confirmed with a fluorescein angiography where dye is injected into the arm. This dye improves the visualization of retinal vasculature with fundoscopy photography.
Optical Coherence Tomography can also show damage from these conditions. Western treatment for this condition is limited to controlling swelling/bleeding with anti-VEGF drugs like Avastin.
Focal laser therapy can also help control leakage. Like CRVO/CRAO, Retinal Detachment requires immediate care. Detached Retina involves the retina separating from tissue layers below.
Symptoms Of Acute Eye Conditions
Symptoms of Retinal detachment include elevated floaters, flashes of light and decreased peripheral vision. The main risk factors for Retinal detachment include severe myopia, trauma, family history, complications from cataract surgery and vitreous detachment.
The most promising Western treatment is vitrectomy which involves removing the vitreous humor and replacing this with a gas bubble. For a couple of weeks, the patient has to keep head facing down to ensure the gas bubble keeps pressure to hold the retina in place until the retina reattaches.
This surgery is very important to reattach retina but visional impairment often lingers post-surgery.
Vision loss can persist after Western interventions often due to scarring or persistent compromised circulation. Both these conditions most often affect a single eye although both eyes can be affected occasionally.
Because blood flow is compromised in both of these conditions, micro-acupuncture, done in hands and feet, is highly effective to restore vision loss caused by these conditions.
We will also assess your constitution via pulse diagnosis. If systemic blood stagnation is noted, herbs will be prescribed to further assist in treatment.
Don’t settle for compromised vision after an acute retinal eye injury. If you have been told let’s wait and see or there is nothing more that can be done, don’t wait.
Come get a free consultation with us to get your vision back on track.