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China Surgeries – My Experience

As some of you know, and even helped make possible (thank you so much), I’ve spent the last fifteen days in China—undergoing vascular shunt surgeries and stem cell implantation. I made the decision after hearing positive feedback from fellow RPers Brian Smith and Jodi Parr—who underwent the surgeries nearly a year ago—and extensive communication with […]

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Healing from the Inside Out

After spending four years fighting my RP like I’m in the fight of my life, I’ve started undergoing a major shift. Thanks to Behnaz Esfehani, N.D., PhD, an intuitive and holistic healer who holds graduate degrees in education, psychology, and naturopathy, I’m realizing that I need to love my eyes – not fight against them, […]

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Tricks of the Trade: Chapter 2

In a perfect world I’d be driving. Picking up at a moment’s notice and taking myself wherever I need to be. In a perfect world I could see my granddaughter’s sweet little face without having to squint. But this world is not perfect, it’s just our world. And, as I am sight impaired, I have […]

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Giving Cannabis a Try

Yes. I’m dong it—both CBD, the non-get-you-high part of the plant, and THC, the feel good part of the plant. And I’m taking them in the name of both my eyesight and my life. I’ve got Sandro Pretolani and Carrie-ann Sharpe-Musselman to thank for this because Sandro shared Carrie’s post in the Determined to See […]

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Tripping ‘Round the World. Literally.

I have travel on the brain this summer. Most people do, as the summer months are an ideal time to step out of the daily routine and explore a great wide world that offers so much in the way of alternate vistas, unusual cultures and effortless relaxation. But for my part travel is feeling more […]

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Stretching for Life

You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the connection between physical fitness and the health of your eyes. We’ve relentlessly sung the praises of acupuncture on these pages – and all of its marvelous benefits – but never neglecting the fact that good nutrition, a positive attitude and consistent physical health are […]

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To the Finish Line – And BEYOND

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King”. There are vast interpretations of this timeless proverb but my definition of choice applies to the struggles – and sporadic triumphs – of RP and its relentless peaks and valleys. Our RP community has finally come to this new and promising place on much […]

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Eye Acupuncturist Shares Vision Protocols, Seeks to Save Sight for All

Editors’ Note: After a long fight to obtain affordable, accessible treatment for anyone wanting to give acupuncture a try, we are thrilled to have connected with Mats Sexton, LA.c,  a seasoned eye acupuncturist based in Minneapolis who shares our fervent belief that acupuncturists everywhere should have access to this vital information and training so they […]

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RP Tricks of the Trade

A wise man once said “write what you know” and knowing is a perpetual education. I know I’ve learned a lot over the last few years, much of it positive and most of it by trial and error. I’ve assembled an impressive bag of RP tricks that are likely familiar to you all. When I […]

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Patient-Driven Acupuncture Research Database – An Interview with Nadine Streit

Fellow RPer Nadine Streit is in the process of launching a patient-driven RP Acupuncture Database to collect objective, quantifiable results from RP patients about the use of specialized acupuncture to treat RP.  I reached out to her recently to find out more about her, as well as  her goals and plans for this project. Have […]

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