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Electro-acupuncture + TES for Retinitis Pigmentosa
This trial is testing a new therapy for a degenerative eye disease using electrical stimulation. So far, it's showing promise.
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
Inclusion CriteriaYou will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
Study ObjectivesOutcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
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Who is running the clinical trial?
- You have been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP).You have received acupuncture or TES treatment for RP in the past.You have trouble understanding the study procedures or communicating your responses consistently due to a cognitive impairment.You have dementia or problems with your long or short-term memory.You have a heart pacemaker implanted.You are pregnant.You have very severe vision loss in both eyes, which makes it hard for you to perform the vision tests required for the study.You have lost vision due to eye diseases that are not related to RP, cystoid macular edema, or cataracts.You use tobacco, drink a lot of alcohol, or take illegal drugs.You have a history of bleeding too much.You have a medical condition or take medications that might make it harder for the electroacupuncture treatment to work.
- Group 1: Sham Electro-acupuncture
- Group 2: Sham Laser acupuncture
- Group 3: Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation
- Group 4: Sham Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation
- Group 5: Electro-acupuncture
- Group 6: Laser acupuncture
- Screening: It may take up to 3 Weeks to process to see if you qualify in this trial.
- Treatment: The duration you will receive the treatment varies.
- Follow Ups: You may be asked to continue sharing information regarding the trial for 6 Months after you stop receiving the treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any vacancies for individuals to join this experiment?
"Clinicaltrials.gov corroborates that, as of May 6th 2022, this medical trial is no longer seeking participants. Originally posted on August 1st 2014 and last updated eight years later, it appears the study has fulfilled its recruitment quota. However, there are currently 51 other trials actively recruiting patients at this time for those interested in participating in clinical research."
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