What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.
In some people, Macular Degeneration advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. As Macular Degeneration progresses, a blurred area near the center of vision is a common symptom. Over time, the blurred area may grow larger or you may develop blank spots in your central vision. Objects also may not appear to be as bright as they used to be.
Macular Degeneration by itself does not lead to complete blindness, with no ability to see. However, the loss of central vision in this disease can interfere with simple everyday activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, read, write, or do close work, such as cooking or fixing things around the house.
How can Stem Cells Help Macular Degeneration?
Adipose stem cell therapy is an alternative to help manage the complications of degenerative diseases. The stem cells have the potential to replace countless cells of the body. Adipose stem cells can be differentiated to retinal pigment epithelium cells and can potentially replace damage tissue in the affected macula.
Which Kinds of cells are used in Macular Degeneration and how are they obtained?
Adult Stem Cells are obtained from ITC Bank from donor tissue or Autologous Transplant is harvested from the patient own Adipose Tissue and it takes 21 days to culture, differentiate and administered the Adult Stem Cells to the patient.
How are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) administered in Macular Degeneration?
A Typical treatment is as following and are administered by a license physician.
Depending of the severity of the case could be administered intravenous, retrobulbar, intravitreal.
Will anyone follow up with me after I returned home?
Del Prado Stem Cell Center cares about how you are doing after you return home. So, we will monitor your progress on a regular basis. Regular follow-up also helps us evaluate the effectiveness of our clinical protocols and improve them based on observed outcomes.
Therefore, our medical staff will be contacting you after 1 month, 3 months, 4 months, and 1 year to follow up on your condition.
Feel free to contact us we will be more than glad to assist you.
For Del Prado Stem Cell Center is very important to inform both the medical community and society in general that stem cell therapy it may be unsuccessful in some cases or not recommended for all patients. Must never create false expectations without clinical and research studies to support the implementation of these treatments. So we suggest you talk to your doctor before receiving treatment.