Treatment for Toxic Optic Neuropathy
Diagnosis: Eye Disease
D.O.B: 01 January 1984
Treatment: Stem Cell Implantations via retrobulbar injection and IV injection combined with daily injection of muscle nerve growth factor and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Ammar is a Yemeni citizen, he is an engineer, living in Sudan. He has a happy family, a loving wife and beautiful children.
On November 2016, his excessive drinking lead to alcohol intoxication. Waking up the next day, he complained of blurred vision. At first he thought that was just too tired and some more rest would certainly help him recover. However, two weeks later the situation got worse and he almost lost his vision. His wife accompany him to the local hospital for examinations and finally it was confirmed, his diagnosis was toxic optic neuropathy caused by alcohol intoxication, both eyes were affected.
Local doctors were sad to inform him that there was no chance of using traditional therapy to restore his vision.
This was a fatal blow for Ammar, as he was now unable to take care of himself and his family. With not being able to work, how could he support his family in the future? The desperate situation lasted for two months, until his brother who was searching for a treatment, discovered Beijing Puhua International Hospital.
After consultation with our medical consultant, on April 2017, Ammar and his wife came to Beijing Puhua International Hospital for treatment.
When he was admitted, he couldn't see for 6 months. Once all relevant tests including OCT, fundus photography, etc. were completed, our ophthalmologist made a distressing observation. The nerve damage of both eyes were beyond our initial speculations, 90% of both optic nerve were damaged! Now there was only a 20% chance of success to repair the optic nerves. Ammar was very stressed. After thorough consideration of all the facts, he was still full of hope. Ammar received two Stem Cell Transplantation via retrobulbar injection and one via IV, plus daily Muscle Nerve Growth Factor injections and TCM.
Ammar and his wife returned to Sudan after he completed this 3-week treatment regime. Three months later, we were delighted to receive the latest updates from his brother. His right eye could see the difference when the light was turned on and off, and he was able to recognize Arabic numerals. This is certainly great and encouraging news for a patient who was already blind. Ammar wants to return to BPIH for a second course of treatment and we are happy to assist him. We hope to see him gain further improvements in the near future.
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