7. October 2021

Electrical Stimulation: as Therapy Option for RP

New ophthalmology guideline recommends electrical stimulation for retinitis pigmentosa

In the amendment of their guideline 25 (now guideline AWMF 045/23) for hereditary retinal, choroidal and visual pathway diseases, the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG), the Retinological Society (RG) and the Professional Association of Ophthalmologists of Germany (Berufsverband der Augenärzte Deutschlands e.V., BVA) refer to electrostimulation as an option for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The text also mentions the large-scale Federal Joint Comittee-appointed clinical investigation that began in May as a possible application context.

Thanks to the revision of the guideline, ophthalmologists now have concrete options for the symptomatic treatment of hereditary retinal dystrophies with electrostimulation in RP and gene therapy in LCA.

You can download the original text of the guideline in German as a PDF file:

– from the website of the Retinological Society
– from the website of the German Ophthalmological Society.

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