A new method for visual impairment treatment has been discovered by researchers of the Institute of Human Brain, Russian Academy of Sciences. The patients suffering from visual impairment can be helped if a healthy donor’s cerebrospinal fluid is introduced to the parent’s vertebral canal – this method is called liquortransfusion. Physiologists have determined that the method is effective even when prescription of visual impairment exceeds five years. Eyesight improves with 83 percent of patients.
The reasons that deprive people of the ability for normal vision are multifarious – these are not only eye diseases, but also lesions of optic nerve, visual tracts and visual centers in the cerebrum. Till recently, physicians believed that effective treatment of visual system was possible only at early stages when no more than three months elapsed since the onset. Treatment at later stages was normally unsuccessful. Now physicians have the opportunity to restore vision of the patients who suffered visual impairment five and more years ago.
The method of endolumbal introduction (into the vertebral canal) of a healthy donor’s cerebrospinal fluid has been applied for several years already by specialists of the Institute of Human Brain, Russian Academy of Sciences. They have taken out a patent of the Russian Federation for application of this method for treatment of heavy neurologic patients who lost the ability for normal seeing. The donors are healthy volunteers, usually relatives of the patients. The cerebrospinal fluid (liquor) is transfused either immediately after it is taken from the donor or after short-term conservation and sterilization. Likewise blood transfusion, the group should be taken into account – the researchers have discovered four groups of cerebrospinal fluid (liquor) similar to four groups of blood.
Sergey Komarov | alfa
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