Restoring Vision with Stem Cell Treatments

Guest : Chris Panaro
From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: After suffering from a bacterial infection which impacted his vision, Chris Panaro sought out stem cell treatment.
Air Date: 7/25/16
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Restoring Vision with Stem Cell Treatments
Chris Panaro underwent surgery for a completely detached retina, which was caused by endogenous endopthymytis. This was caused by a bacterial infection, which spread throughout his entire body and eventually entered his left eye.

Doctors told him initially that the best case scenario was the ability to see flashing lights and waving hands. After much research, Chris applied for the SCOTS study and was accepted into ARM 1 of the study, which was performed in Florida by Dr. Jeffrey Weiss.

Chris was patient #351 to undergo the study. All of the medical community criticized the study, called him foolish for believing in such "nonsense," and even went as far to say that he could lose all the vision he regained.

Listen in as Chris joins Dr. Abel to share his story.