Fedorov Therapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical way to naturally restore or improve vision, with stable outcomes and without risks of side effects. These positive outcomes are accomplished through the application of weak electrical current pulses which stimulate partially-damaged retinal cells and improve the conductivity of signals to the brain. Fedorov Therapy can’t replace damaged cells or regenerate optic nerves; instead it increases the functionality of preserved cells on the retina and enhances the activity along optic nerves. Combining electrical stimulation with multimodal brain training enhances the overall activity of the visual system, and leads to functional restoration.
Since 1993, we’ve been developing methods for vision recovery and treating patients suffering vision loss from optic-nerve atrophy, abnormal retina and brain disorders.
Part of the problem is that ophthalmologists don’t deal with optical nerve disorders, and neurologists (specialists in nervous-system diseases) don’t deal with vision deterioration.
Our clinic fills the gap between Ophthalmology and Neurology to improve vision loss from Optic Nerve Lesion and Retinitis Pigmentosa.
In general, electrical stimulation to restore vision is a relatively new technology developed in the 1990s and used clinically since 1991.
Fedorov Restoration Therapy is a non-surgical way to restore visual function, accomplished by non-invasive electrical stimulation of different retinal cells (cones, rods, ganglion cells) and optic nerve fibres as well. The Fedorov Therapy does not replace damaged cells; instead it increases the functionality of preserved neurons on the retina and enhances the activity of the visual system overall.
Indications for treatment include different forms of vision deterioration marked by a decrease in visual ability, different types of visual field defects, or a combination of the two. We consider each case individually and can discuss with you after reviewing your medical records whether treatment is recommended.The following diseases and consequences respond positively to treatment:
Fedorov Restoration Therapy is not recommended for vision loss caused by:
Treatment analysis of more than 2,000 patient cases shows that the leading factors in significantly limiting the ability to improve sight are:
In such cases, our treatment can be used as an attempt to produce changes of sight. Taking into account that even in cases of severe vision deterioration or in the absence of formal vision, 10% to 15% of our patients have an ability to achieve some positive dynamics, we cannot completely exclude the recommendation of conducting a course of stimulation.
The following patient conditions and states have a potential for side-effects or contraindications when treated with electrical stimulations.
Fedorov Restoration Therapy does not replace damaged cells, instead it improves the functioning of preserved-neurons on the retina and the conductivity along optic-nerve fibers.
The application of weak electrical currents to areas around the eye influences brain electrophysiology on a network level. This, in turn, affects the sensitization of deafferented regions or the synchronization (entrainment) of neuronal network firing with long-lasting (plasticity) changes.
This effective therapeutic approach can produce partial visual-field enlargement and provide increased visual acuity that positively affects daily life skills
Increased Visual Acuity
Increased near and distance vision are essential effects of Fedorov Therapy related to improved central vision
Increased Field of Vision
An enlarged field of vision (up to two or three times) can be expected to last for 12 to 24 months, after which repeated treatments can be beneficial.
Improved Night Vision
More than half of those treated showed improved vision in the dark and a reduction in vision haziness.
Prevents Vision Loss
Further loss of vision resulting from a steady progression in the case of glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa can be avoided or significantly slowed.
Improved formal vision – like enhanced visual acuity and increased visual field - are significant benefits of Fedorov Therapy that we believe contribute to an improved Quality of Life. Our patients are the basis for this belief – we ask each Restore Vision Clinic patient to measure their perceived Quality of Life before and after treatment. Their personal assessments describe improved social function and independence which they attribute to a significantly improved Quality of Life.
Following is an example showing the dramatically improved Quality of Life of a six year boy from Australia who suffered from optic neuritis, and regained a significant amount of his vision after only one course of Fedorov Restoration Therapy. The red bars show his personally-assessed score three months after Fedorov Therapy, in comparison to his pretreatment Quality of Life assessment shown in grey; his total Quality of Life score improved from 28.7 to 75.9 points, where 100 is the expected normal value.