Archive for the ‘Retinitis Pigmentosa’ Category
If you’ve been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, you are more than likely very concerned about your vision deteriorating as a result of this disease. Who wouldn’t be? We use our vision every minute of our waking hours and its deteriotation has a profound effect on people’s everyday life. If you happen to live in North America or a western European country, you’re also likely to feel that you have no choice in the matter as there is no approved treatment retinitis pigmentosa. Should possible blindness by middle age just be accepted if you have a definite diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa?
The answer is a resounding no! For those who suffer from the debilitating effects of retinitis pigmentosa, finding effective treatment retinitis pigmentosa may be as close as your computer. Doctors in most countries do not tell their patients that in Cuba, doctors have been effectively treating retinitis pigmentosa for years, and not only on Cuban citizens. Many sufferers in Latin America go to Cuba for treatment retinitis pigmentosa.
No one in North America meets any resistance when they mention that they are going to South America for cheap plastic surgery, but mention you are going to Cuba to get treatment to halt your vision loss and people will try to talk you out of it. Most people don’t realize that Cuba is recognized as having a progressive, modern health care industry.
Even if people do realize there are treatment options for retinitis pigmentosa that have been proven effective, but are banned in their home country, they don’t take advantage of this information. Why? It’s their choice. If you don’t feel comfortable receiving health care far from home, you shouldn’t consider going and that’s your choice. Other people may want to take control of their vision and they should be helped, not hindered in getting the treatment of their choice.