Care for a near-blind person who has regained functional vision

Mrs C, aged 71, lives in the countryside with her husband, a winegrower. She spends her days alone at home, hampered in her daily activities by myopia that has left her almost blind. Despite a retinal detachment operation in 2006, her left eye can only perceive a trickle of light and cannot distinguish any shapes. At her first consultation, Mrs C presents pale, tired and desperate, as she has exhausted conventional methods to improve her eyesight.

The MA 48 protocol seems best suited to her. In fact, she responds very well to it: from the very first days of intensive care, she feels that her left eye is becoming more active, especially in the evening. On the fourth day, she says: “Something is happening, but I don’t know exactly what…”. The next day, she was “convinced” that her vision was changing. And the positive signs accumulate with each session.

At the beginning of the second week of intensive care, Madame C. began to see shapes, and her perception of contrasts improved. She became more independent, and could now pour herself a glass of water at the table and climb the stairs unaided. Her daughter – who accompanies her to the sessions by car, as Madame C is unable to drive – observes that on a rainy day, her mother manages to avoid a puddle on her own. Her eyesight improved, as did her physical and mental state. Her complexion is brighter and more luminous, and she feels more relaxed and in a better mood.

As the days go by, the treatment produces its beneficial effects on both her eyes. To her great pride, she manages to write herself a cheque to pay for the session. In her singing choir, she is now able to see the conductor’s hands badre la mesure. Her choir mates remark on how much she has changed, and wonder what she could be taking to be so transformed. After intensive care, her second orthoptic check-up reveals that the vision in her left eye has improved and that her right eye has gained two tenths in just two weeks!

After maintenance sessions to consolidate her progress, she took a two-month break for the summer vacations. When she returned to school, Mrs C’s vision had not deteriorated for lack of stimulation. On the contrary, her third orthoptist’s assessment shows that she has made further visual acuity gains. Her left eye can see shapes better and better!

A result that exceeds all expectations. As the sessions continued, Mrs C’s general well-being improved even further. The progress in her functional vision is making everyday life easier for her.