Treatment

Here is what you can expect, in general, during your treatment:

Assessment

vision

  1. The first thing we do is check your visual acuity for distance and closeup;
  2. We perform a Vision Field Scan;
  3.  I, Dr. Otte, will design an individual treatment plan for you, then;
  4. After day two of treatment a second Vision Field Scan is performed and your individual treatment plan is modified depending on your rate of progress!

Treatment

To receive the Micro Acupuncture treatment, you will then get in a chair or lie on a table depending on your preference. We help you get as comfortable as possible.  Needles are then inserted (4 to 7 in each foot and 2 to 3 in each hand) in your feet and hands only.  They will be placed according to what your Vision Field Scan shows where the damage is in your retina.

The needles are left in for about 20 minutes then removed so the Micro Acupuncture points can recharge themselves. The procedure will be repeated with 1 to 2 hour intervals.

After 7 to 10 treatments a second Vision Field Scan will be preformed and a comparison of these scans will show the effect of the treatment.  Your individual treatment plan is then adjusted according to your individual progress from treatments.

When improvement is noted you can continue the program and your vision will slowly regenerate with continuing treatments.  You will have additional scans as you get treatments depending on my plan of care for you!

Vision Field Scan

The scanner is a computer controlled device that generates small lights in different sizes and brightness. They start out big and bright then depending on your response, they will get smaller and dimmer, the scanner will register the smallest stimulant you are able to see. The scanner I use will check the central 30 degrees of your vision and will create a color print out for easy interpretation and comparison showing your progress.

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What You Can Expect After a Number of Treatments

The first thing you will notice is that your vision looks brighter. Some may notice that if they look at the near reading chart, they see smaller letters more accurately than they did 2 to 3 treatments earlier. If you have Macular Degeneration, you will notice that you can see smaller details like facial features more clearly. In cases of Retinitis Pigmentosa, Glaucoma, and Diabetic Retinopathy, patients may get the feeling of their vision widening and brighter.

On the third day or after 6 to 10 treatments you will get a second vision field scan, at which point we can see the improvement in light sensitivity and acuity. This will provide information on how fast you are improving with the treatment. Then you can plan for your future treatments and gain an estimated time frame of how quickly you may regain your vision.

If you have not been able to read for many years then it will take time before you are able to read again. Reading vision is about 20/50 and if you come with an acuity of 20/800 or worse, improve to 20/400 or 20/200, you can still not read but you have improved greatly. Of course with more treatments you can regain your reading ability fully. If you have improvement in your peripheral vision, you may not notice an improvement in your reading acuity.

Testimonials

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