Microcurrent Stimulation to Treat Macular Degeneration

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Retina Institute of Hawaii

Status

Completed

Conditions

Retinitis Pigmentosa
Stargardt's Disease
Retinal Diseases

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01790958
RIH 1009

Details and patient eligibility

About

Microcurrent stimulation thereapy improves retinal efficiency and may restore and/or improve retinal function.

Full description

This is an observational study in which data will be collected from a group of patients with retinal diseases such as Dry Macular Degeneration, RetinitisPigmentosa, and Stargardt's Disease, who have opted to receive Microcurrent Stimulation Therapy as an alternative treatment for their retinal condition.

Enrollment

50 patients

Sex

All

Ages

50+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Ability to provide written consent and comply with follow up visits
  • Age 40 years or older
  • ETDRS best corrected visual acuity better than 5 letters
  • History of Dry Age Relted Macular Degeneration; Retinitis Pigmentosa; Stargardt's disease
  • No Anti-VEGF treatments for at least 3 months prior to study
  • No new antioxidant/vitamin supplementation for at least 3 months prior to study

Exclusion criteria

  • History of Non-Compliance with regular medical visits
  • Significant media opacities (exclude NS 4+) that may interfere with assessing visual acuity
  • Presence of pigment epithelial tears or rips
  • Known serious allergies to fluorescein dye
  • Presence of retinal neovascularization
  • Any treatment with an investigation agent in the past 30 days

Trial contacts and locations

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