Sancti Spiritus Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa Seeks Light

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Even when it is considered a degenerative and hereditary affection, retinitis pigmentosa does not translate into an ultimate doom, because many patients in Sancti Spiritus suffering from the disease have made it to slow its development.

By Dayamis Sotolongo Rojas

Nearly 300 people in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, are about to lose vision. This might seem terrifying; however it is one of the causes that lead to blindness: retinitis pigmentosa.

Even when it is considered a degenerative and hereditary affection, retinitis pigmentosa does not translate into an ultimate doom, because many patients in Sancti Spiritus suffering from the disease have made it to slow its development.

That is why Sancti Spiritus Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa has increased medical care for this disease, because, explains Silvia Landaburo, second degree specialist on Ophthalmology, “when a case is confirmed, the studies broaden to the genealogical tree and this allows taking actions and initiating treatment at early ages”.

Some therapies are being tested with excellent results, such as the ozone therapy and the magnet therapy.

The cases follow-up is not only made from an ophthalmologic point of view, because it requires a multi-disciplinary team involving geneticists, general practitioners, otolaryngologists, social workers and psychologists.

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