Is there evidence to support this therapy for retina diseases ( frequency specific microcurrent application to the eye)? Even if evidence is insufficient, can it do any harm? I am without any means to treat my chronic CME. It is not understood why I continue to have a significant degree of macular edema and declining vision three years after a vitrectomy to remove a floater. Every treatment.. Anti-inflammatories, steroids, numerous anti-VEGF, and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors...have failed. I feel I have nothing to lose, since mainstream practices have all been tried and failed. I have seen several retina specialists who are all at a loss to know what to do.
I don't see how it would help in any way. Which part of the country are you in. Rarely, surgery could help improve CME (under specific circumstances). You would have to go to a very experienced and near famous retina specialist though to make sure you may be a candidate.
Thanks, Dr. Houman. I live in the southeast. I'm willing to travel to see a doctor who might be able to help me.
I have, of course, already had vitrectomy, so I should have no vitreomacular traction causing the CME. An ILM peel has been discussed with me. I have already spoken with two well known specialists, Peyman in Arizona and Charles in Memphis. Neither were very encouraging about ILM peel. However, I do have a slight EMP visible on the dilated exam but not showing a pucker on the OCT. I wonder if this membrane creates traction or at least creates a barrier to pharmacological agents.
Please comment and make suggestions.
Sounds like you are way ahead of me. I was going to recommend Dr. Charles in Memphis. I would trust his opinion regarding ILM peel as he is one of the most prolific and groundbreaking surgeons in the retina field. I can't possibly have anything to add to his opinion.
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