Pro Bono Treatment for RP Patients Courtesy of Heal the Earth Through the Arts Foundation
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MIAMI, June 20, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Dr. Farshchian, Heal the Earth through the Arts Foundation & American Association of Stem Cell Physicians join together to help those suffering from Retinitisa Pigmentosa. Heal the Earth through the Arts Foundation has successfully raised funds to help with treatment costs for RP Patients Starting This Summer! The Center for Regenerative Medicine in conjunction with Heal the Earth through the Arts Foundation and American Association for Stem Cell Physicians come together to help those suffering from RP, Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of rare, genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retinae is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Common symptoms include difficulty seeing at night and a loss of side (peripheral) vision.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine joins Heal the Earth Through the Arts Foundation and The American Association of Stem Cell Physicians in raising funds to help with the costs so treatments are available for patients suffering from RP.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine has been on the cutting edge of new technology for the non-surgical treatments of Arthritis and many other diseases that Live cell therapy can be useful in the treatment. RP is considered a rare disorder. Although current statistics are not available, it is generally estimated that the disorder affects roughly 1 in 4,000 people, both in the United States and worldwide. According to The National Eye Institute (NEI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is the Federal government’s lead agency for vision research; "The symptoms of RP typically appear in childhood. Children often have difficulty getting around in the dark. It can also take abnormally long periods of time to adjust to changes in lighting. As their visual field becomes restricted, patients often trip over things and appear clumsy. People with RP often find bright lights uncomfortable, a condition is known as photophobia. Because there are many gene mutations that cause the disorder, its progression can differ greatly from person to person. Some people retain central vision and a restricted visual field into their 50s, while others experience significant vision loss in early adulthood. Eventually, most individuals with RP will lose most of their sight."
I am very grateful to Dr. Farshchian and Heal the Earth for the opportunity to receive treatment for my Retinitis Pigmentosa, Thank you so much!
"NEI supports research to develop a variety of treatments to prevent vision loss and restore sight. Gene therapy for several different types of RP has shown promise in the laboratory. In a landmark clinical trial, gene therapy for a retinal disorder called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), led to the improved vision for people with the disorder. This and other gene therapy clinical trials for LCA are ongoing to establish a maximally safe dosage and determine the long-term benefits of treatment. Stem cells have also shown promise in the lab. Thanks in part to basic research supported by NEI, the company Advanced Cell Technologies is conducting a clinical trial to test the safety of stem cell treatments for a type of retinal disorder called macular degeneration," explained The National Eye Institute.
Starting this summer, The Center for Regenerative Medicine in conjunction with Heal the Earth Through the Arts Foundation and American Association of Stem Cell physicians pledges to offer treatments to RP patients in need.
Since 2017, Heal the Earth through the Arts Foundation was formed to stimulate, promote and develop the interest of the general public in the arts, specifically by bringing the arts to areas and population centers that are not adequately served. It will also be a platform for up and coming artists to showcase their "arts" and help fundraise awareness about the environment, the Arts, and the Earth. Funds raised will then be awarded to chosen charities like The Miami Rescue Mission for the Homeless, among others.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine was established in 1999 under the direction of Dr. Alimorad Farshchian. Dr. Farshchian, a Regenerative medicine specialist and a pioneer in stem cell therapies explained his desire to help. "Many patients have financial difficulties feel they have no options because insurance does not cover many alternative therapies and or regenerative medicine options like mine. So it is with great honor that I will help as many as I can," said Dr. Alimorad Farshchian.
Dr. Farshchian, the medical director for The Center for Regenerative Medicine is best known for coining the term "Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine and Neurogenesis." He has over 18 years of experience in the field of Regenerative medicine.
The American Association of Stem Cell Physicians (AAOSCP) is an organization created by Dr. Farshchian and colleagues, to advance research and the development of therapeutics in regenerative medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease related to or occurring within the human body. Secondarily, the AAOSCP aims to serve as an educational resource for physicians, scientists, and the public in diseases that can be caused by physiological dysfunction that ameliorate medical treatment.
For further information, please contact Heal the Earth through the Arts Foundation. Representative:
Bernard Lessa-Bastos & Marie Barba
Source: Heal The Earth Through the Arts Foundation