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May 4, 2011

Electrical Stimulation Therapy Proven Effective for Retinitis Pigmentosa

Okuvision has announced that its electrical stimulation therapy has proven effective in early-stage retinitis pigmentosa patients during a sham-controlled pilot study. The study involved 24 patients who were separated into three groups and received electrical stimulation therapy at vary

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Okuvision has announced that its electrical stimulation therapy has proven effective in early-stage retinitis pigmentosa patients during a sham-controlled pilot study.

The study involved 24 patients who were separated into three groups and received electrical stimulation therapy at varying strengths for 30 minutes once a week, over a period of six weeks.

The first group was treated without electrical current, the second with 67% of the individual threshold, and the third with 150% of the patient’s threshold.

The final result showed a 20% significant improvement in the field of vision by patients who received the 150% stimulation.

The findings emphasised that electrical stimulation of the retina liberates growth factors that may delay its degeneration.

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