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Suffering from retina pigmentosa, blindness. Can this be treated using acupuncture?

Dear Doctor, Through Times of India on July 4, 2012, I learnt that Shankar Netralya got treatment of Retina Pigmentosa. My father is suffering with and now is blind. Kindly advise if he may be treated. I also leant that this can be treated through Accupuncture. Will appreciate for your valuable advises. With Regards
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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there is discovery / a ray of hope since the we r able to grow stem cells /cells of retina i.e the cells which can later replace the defective cells , and also there is also gene therapy i.e to change the defective genes which is responsible for this condition..but for the treatment for practical application and to bring it for public..will take some time..
so its my advice to get all the family members screened for the condition, get the genetic typing of the that the exact defect and which genes r defective can be studied..go for genetic councilling by microbiologist, before and after marriage so that the couple should not have the same disease in any form, and since x linked character in this can avoidmale child in which the expression of this disese would be more severe..
thanks to a science called genetic engineering..but lots of more work has to be done..
in last u must go for occupational and advance so that later on ..whn yr vision will go down u can earn yr livelyhood by doing some work and earn some money evenif u hv some vision problem..
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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