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Stem cell therapy for complications

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Becks33, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Becks33

    Becks33 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    I have been diagnosed with proliferative diabetic retinopathy that just keeps getting worse regardless of my diabetic controll , it’s scaring me and disabling me from life I keep having haemorrhages in my eyes and it’s torture I’ve looked into stem cell therapy that actually repairs the damage done from the diabetes at the back of the eye and I refuse to have anymore laser treatment here in London I don’t want to damage healthy tissue in my eye to save the front vision that is ridiculous is this the only treatment we have for this disease?? I absolutely beside myself trying to do some research if anyone knows can you share your knowledge or information please ?
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @Dark Horse do you have any info on alternative treatments?
     
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    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Stem cell therapy is only at the research stage so not an option.

    This site discusses both anti-VEGF injections and laser for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR). http://www.diabeticretinopathy.org.uk/proliferative.html Anti-VEGF for PDR is not available on the NHS but could be an option if you were seen privately.
     
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