October 2007

I just received a phone call from a lady who is using microcurrent for her macular degeneration. Her doctor reports that her vision is much better and she feels that she is seeing better BUT she still complains of difficulty reading and seeing signs when driving. This is a common problem that I have observed. Patients have an improvement of vision but their functioning vision is not improving. Vision Therapy or VT might be the answer.
To your good health and clear vision,
Dr. Edward Kondrot

VISION THERAPY or VT might be the answer!
When I heard of vision therapy 30 years ago during my residence in Ophthalmology I thought this was something only for children with learning disorders. VT was not accepted by traditional medical circles and only a handful of Optometrists were performing this therapy.

I recently returned from the College of Optometrist’s in Vision Development ( COVD) annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. This is an organization of over 2000 eye doctors who specialize in vision therapy. At this meeting my goal was to investigate methods to improve the vision of patient’s suffering from macular degeneration. I discovered these eye doctors use many techniques to improve the functioning vision of patients with macular degeneration. Most of the techniques help an individual relearn key ocular motor pathways that have been affected by prolong loss of not using the central vision. An analogy is muscle wasting that occurs in a stroke patient with paralysis. Part of the rehabilitation is physical therapy to restore muscle function and memory. Likewise with visual loss do to macular degeneration visual therapy is necessary to help functioning vision.

Extrafoveal fixation to the rescue.
The central part of the macula is called the fovea. This is the area of the retina with the highest concentration of cones and the area responsible for the sharp central vision. Some patients can develop areas out side the fovea (extrafoveal) to begin to develop sharp central vision. Recently NIDEK has developed a machine called the MP-1 Microperimeter to measure retinal sensitivity and helps to locate the best area to develop this extra foveal location. It helps patients with poor fixation through an auditory feedback to locate this extrafoveal location and develop improvement of visual acuity and function. A recent study showed that patients after 10 weeks of treatment had a statistical improvement of vision, fixation stability and reading rate (words/min)

This is very exciting news and I am planning a trail using the NIDEK MP-1 Microperimeter. Please call the office if you are interested in participating in this study. 1-800-430-9328

Portable home device to help improve vision function.
In the fall of 2003, Pacific University College of Optometry conducted the first independent clinical study of the EYEPORT Vision Training System. This carefully-controlled study demonstrated that using the EYEPORT Vision Training System for 10 minutes a day, over a 3-week period, resulted in statistically significant improvements in the following areas:

  • Aiming, tracking, focusing and teaming
  • Dynamic depth perception
  • Reading efficiency and comprehension
October 2007

This home device is now becoming part of our 3 day program. We are incorporating this along with our standard treatments of homeopathy, syntonic color therapy and microcurrent.

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Stereo Sue Tells Her Story — Gaining Stereo Vision at the Age of 48. 
A story from http://www.visionstories.com 
I was diagnosed with strabismus (alternating esotropia) as an infant and underwent three surgeries at ages 2, 3, and 7 in years (1956, 1957, and 1961). I maintained good vision in both eyes, but I was stereo-blind. I did not have normal two-eyed depth perception (stereo vision).

I did not use my eyes together until I did Vision Therapy in 2002. In 2002, at the age of 48, I went to a developmental optometrist in Massachusetts for an eye exam. I complained to her that the world appeared to shimmer at a distance. She explained that the shimmering was due to binocular rivalry [the rivalry between the two eyes which did not work together]. She also discovered that my left eye saw five prism diopters above my right eye [hypertropia]. She placed a prism in my right eyeglass lens to correct this vertical misalignment. She then started me on Vision Therapy eye teaming and eye alignment exercises.

After only two therapy sessions, the world began to “pop out.” It is impossible to describe how exciting this was. For the first time, at age 48, I saw the space between leaves and branches on trees. Light fixtures appeared to float, sink faucets stuck way out into space. Snowflakes drifted down from the sky in a beautiful three-dimensional dance.

Actually, my optometrist was not surprised when I experienced 3D vision. It was explained to me that this has happened to many other people when alignment of the two eyes is achieved through vision therapy. Through the internet, I have found other adults who have also gained stereo vision later in life with vision therapy.
Several people have told me that three-dimensional vision (stereo vision) is no big deal, but these are people who have had good stereo vision all their lives.
Susan R. Barry, Ph.D.
Chair, Neuroscience and Behavior, Mount Holyoke College
Sue Barry is featured as Stereo Sue in Oliver Sacks’ article on stereo vision, The New Yorker magazine, June 19, 2006.

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EPA and DHA – two essentials for good eye health
I just received an article from a friend Dr. George Schmidt who is the moderator of http://www.i-care.net/ the article revealed that patients with primary angle open glaucoma (the most common form of glaucoma) have a reduced blood levels of EPA and DHA. EPA or eicosapentaenoic acid is the direct precursor for the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and DHA or docosahexeanoic acid is of primary importance for the structural integrity of neuronal membranes. This is another study that has shown the importance of these two products in eye health.
Primary open-angle glaucoma patients have reduced levels of blood docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids. Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition Prostaglandins and Essential Fatty Acids Mar: 74 (3) 157-63, 2006

In another article researchers found that higher intake of long chain omega -3 and fish were linked to a decreased likelihood of developing neovascular macular degeneration.
AREDS report No 22. Arch Ophthalmology 125:1255-32, 2007

These are two good reasons to make sure that Omega 3 fatty acids are part of your nutritional supplements.

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Unable to come to Phoenix for Dr. Kondrot’s 3 day program?

3 Day program expands to other cities!

Dr. Kondrot and his staff are bringing  his 3 day Treatment Program to you! Yes we are packing our bags and are going to a city near you! New Braunfels, TX, St. Petersburg, FL, San Diego, CA, Helena, MT, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Pittsburgh, PA

October 2007

New Braunfels, TX 
November 17, 2007   One day seminar on Healing the Eye and Wellness
November 18, 19, 20, 2007   3 Day Treatment Program

St. Peterburg, FL 
January 19, 2008   One day seminar on Healing the Eye and Wellness
January 20, 21,22, 2008   3 Day TreatmentProgram

San Diego, CA 
February 23, 2008   One day seminar on Healing the Eye and Wellness
February 24, 25,26, 2008   3 Day Treatment Program

Helena, MT 
March 29, 2008   One day seminar on Healing the Eye and Wellness
March 30, 31, April 1, 2008   3 Day Treatment Program

Ft Lauderdale, FL 
April 19, 2008   One day seminar on Healing the Eye and Wellness
April 20, 21,22 2008   3 Day Treatment Program

Pittsburgh, PA 
May 17, 2008   One day seminar on Healing the Eye and Wellness
May 18, 19, 20, 2008   3 Day Treatment Program

The charge for the one day seminar will be $50.00. If you participate in the 3 day program the fee will be applied to the cost of the program. There is no charge for patients who have participated in one of Dr. Kondrot’s 3 Day Programs.

The One day seminar will include
Understand Your Condition (in a brand new way)
Feast for Your Eyes
Supplement Your Diet
Essential Herbs for Your Vision
Cope with Stress
Exercises to Strengthen and Relax your Eyes
Color therapy to restore vision
Homeopathy: Healing from Within
Microcurrent Stimulation: Wake Up Your Eyes
Three-Day Treatment Program (Subject to patients needs)Day 1
Initial consultation with Dr. Kondrot
Functional vision consultation with Dr. Werner
2 treatments utilizing both microcurrent and light therapy
Lecture – Dr. Kondrot’s philosophy of healing the eyeDay 2
2 treatments utilizing both microcurrent and light therapy
Homeopathic evaluation with Dr. Kondrot
Lecture on the 70/30 diet. Vitamins and homeopathy

Day 3
2 treatments utilizing both microcurrent and light therapy
Naturopathic evaluation (Subject to availability)
Final vision and instructions on home treatment program
Lecture on using the Microcurrent and other steps to take to improve your vision

Details of 3 day program

Space for these programs are limited. Please call now for more information or to reserve your space! Interested in a seminar or 3 day program in your city? Contact the office for more information.

For more information please email [email protected] or call 1-800-430-9328/ 602-631-4504

CDs and DVD’s of the Pittsburgh seminar are now available! You can order the entire one day seminar on CD or DVD which includes the following topics:

  • Good Nutrition
  • Detoxification
  • Homeopathy
  • Microcurrent
  • Chelation therapy
  • Exercises for your eyes
  • Intravenous lipids and other therapies
  • New treatments for macular degeneration
  • New treatments for glaucoma
  • New treatments for cataracts
  • Questions and answers

The price of the CD’s and DVD’s includes an 88 page workbook.

The following are a few testimonials from the seminar.

The seminar was refreshing. Dr. Kondrot has picked me up my spirits and has motivated me to begin doing alternative therapy. T. M.  Covington, KY

The seminar was enlightening. I enjoyed getting more information about macular degeneration and steps I can take to improve my vision. I enjoyed all the speakers. BS  Boca Raton, FL

I enjoyed the seminar very much. I could feel Dr Kondrot’s passion. He is looking at eye disease in a much different way. B. M  Pittsburgh

She likes the way the information was presented in simple terms. Dr. Kondrot explained eye diseases and treatments very well.  He explained things in a positive way. Need more of them. RC  Munhall, PA

It was the first seminar like this I every attended. Everything interested me. By no means will you fall asleep at this seminar! GP  Latrobe, PA

5 audio only CD’s only   $49.95
5 DVD’s audio and video $129.00

Please contact the office for more information
[email protected]

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