Savir Center offers different techniques to achieve vision restoration. They are vision training and non-invasive brain stimulation.
There are many cases with presumed “complete vision loss” which, in fact, have some residual visual capacities. The best way to determine if you have residual vision is to observe if you subjectively see anything, even if the vision is very small, foggy, or just light and dark perception. The visual tests used in the doctor´s office are not designed to scout for residual vision. They are designed to detect deficits as early as possible. This means, there may be some residual vision, even if the visual field chart of your doctor is pitch black.
You may benefit if any one or more of these following criteria apply:
- Vision loss with at least some detectable amount of residual vision in one eye.
- “Cortical blindness” (loss of vision without morphological evidence of damage)
- Macular degeneration
- Visual cognition impairments (even if there is no detectable visual field loss)
- Optic nerve damage (irrespective of cause)
- Diabetic retinopathy
Note: We typically start treatment not earlier than 3 months after the vision loss has occurred. There is no upper limit of the lesion age; treatment is not less effective if the lesion is many years old.
The core of our therapy to restore visual functions is a non-invasive current stimulation. In the list below are several criteria which indicate if you are not eligible for treatment.
Exclusion criteria for current stimulation
- Electric or electronic implants, e.g. heart pacemakers or defibrillator. They may be admissible but please inquire ahead of time
- Any metal artifacts in your head
Note: dental implants or small titan screws are no problem
- Epileptic seizures within the last three years
- Growing tumors that are not removed yet
- Drug abuse
- Psychiatric diseases, e.g. schizophrenia etc.
- Moderate or severe dementia, for example Alzheimer’s disease
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure (greater 160) of high blood pressure fluctuations around this value. If this applies to you, discuss with your doctor if medication needs to be changed and practice relaxation techniques
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Intraocular pressure more than 27 mmHg
- Complete blindness in both eyes