Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged in a characteristic pattern. This can permanently damage vision in the affected eye(s) and lead to blindness if left untreated. It is normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye (aqueous humour). The term “ocular hypertension” is used for people with consistently raised intraocular pressure (IOP) without any associated optic nerve damage. Conversely, the term ‘normal tension’ or ‘low tension’ glaucoma is used for those with optic nerve damage and associated visual field loss, but normal or low IOP.
The nerve damage involves loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. The many different subtypes of glaucoma can all be considered to be a type of optic neuropathy. Raised intraocular pressure (above 21 mmHg or 2.8 kPa) is the most important and only modifiable risk factor for glaucoma. However, some may have high eye pressure for years and never develop damage, while others can develop nerve damage at a relatively low pressure. Untreated glaucoma can lead to permanent damage of the optic nerve and resultant visual field loss, which over time can progress to blindness.
Ophthalmology and Carolina Stem Cell Treatment Center
At Carolina Stem Cell Treatment Center and Cell Surgical Network, we have been studying the effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors) on various ophthalmologic conditions including Macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, Glaucoma, Leber’s optic neuropathy and optic neuritis. In collaboration with our opthalmology consultants we have designed protocols for visual loss conditions that emphasize safety and efficacy. The CSCTC deployment protocol performed under local anesthesia is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement . The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately 3 hours.
Retinitis Pigmentosa Call to Action
We care about our Glaucoma patients at Carolina Stem Cell Treatment Center an affiliate of CSN. We take pride in the time we provide to our patients to deploy the best protocols to help our patients achieve their goals. By filling out the CSCTC Confidential Candidate Application, we will answer the questions and concerns you may have about CSCTC and CSN protocols for Glaucoma problems.