STEM CELL THERAPY FOR EYE-VISION ISSUES
We can treat numerous conditions relating to eye and vision problems and to include;
- Macular degeneration,
- Retinitis pigmentosa
Our specialist, and including an opthamatologist would have to consult with you and review your records, including any scans of the eyes to give a firm diagnosis and recommended protocol. For suitable candidates we offer an extensive treatment protocols which include the option of applying hundreds of millions of umbilical cord tissue cells, or harvesting and applying large quantities of mesenchymal stem cells, usually drawn from the patient’s own bone marrow. If we used your own cells we would offer a 5 day course of treatment which involves stimulating, removing, and re-applying your bone marrow mesenchymal cells. (we will deposit the bone marrow cells into the affected area normally by injection).
Types of cells and mode of application
Our stem cell therapies involve the implanting of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the body via IV (intravenous), by intrathecal injection (spinal canal/subarachnoid space), or site injection (normally for joint issues). For eyes the cells would be injected locally by a specialist ophthalmologist. We offer various types of mesenchymal cells, from the umbilical cord, bone marrow or adipose fat. These stem cells can be autologous (originating from the patient’s own tissue) or allogeneic (originating from an outside source, such as umbilical cord tissue). Researchers claim that Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) work in four main ways
- control inflammation
- Modulate the immune system
- stimulate regeneration
- reduce scarring
For more on MSCs click here. What type of cells and how they are administered depends on the circumstances of each case.
Period of stay- length of protocol
The period of the patient stay also depends on the circumstances of each case and the condition treated. This can range from as few as 1-2 days or last for several weeks. Typically for eye treatments , the patient stay lasts for around 2-3 days. Patients traveling from say Europe will typically come for a longer period due to the issues of jet-lag. Due to our relative proximity to most parts of the US and Canada our patients can return for further treatments on a fairly regular basis. All patients are given a full medical examination upon arrival. The course of treatment also involves other treatments and techniques aimed at ameliorating and enhancing the effect of the stem cell infusion. We also offer a range of other subsidiary treatments that patients can benefit from during their stay- such as physiotherapy and other alternative therapies. Our IV treatments are minimally invasive.
As we explain at this link– these protocols are simply not available in the US and Canada and this is why we are in Baja California, Mexico. We offer the option of staying in top rate accommodations either in an urban or beach front setting. The amount of cells infused can vary- although at this time we typically infuse hundreds of millions of cells thru IVs and by injection. The state-of-the art licensed laboratories we work with and from whom we source our cells produce huge quantities of cells thru cultivating and expanding harvested cells. Cell expansion is the process of taking cells extracted from tissue, culturing them in the lab and encouraging them to reproduce. The reproduced cells are identical to the source cells, but this process allows more effective treatment with greater numbers of cells. This increases the possibility of a positive result. Additional visits may be advised and as a consequence frequently patients are advised to return over time for more infusions. All visits are subject to follow up by our team.
Safety of cord and other adult cells
Along with all adult stem cells, including those derived from bone marrow and adipose fat, no significant safety issues have been reported thru clinical trials and thru clinical use. Researchers and treating doctors are satisfied that they are extremely safe. The only reported side effects being short term cases of nausea, fatigue etc… associated with all medical procedures. Contrast the situation with embryonic/fetal cell were there are fears that these cell types are potentially tumorigenic- i.e. can evolve into tumors. Due large part to this, researchers and regulators tend to be wary of them and focus on other stem cells types, such as cord, bone marrow, and fat. This is one reason why we do not use fetal/embryonic cells. We can also send the cells to a licensed laboratory for manipulation and treatment for future injections. In Mexico cells from donors,the placentia and umbilical cord are an option.
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