The path to my RI therapy

The path to my RI therapy

We will accompany you on your path to RI OkuStim® therapy from your first appointment until you begin therapy.

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Individual consultation

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa during an individual consultation session. We will help you to find a doctor or clinic and arrange a first appointment if you would like. Please contact us directly. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Individual counselling

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Diagnosis and therapy eligibility

RI OkuStim® therapy is intended for those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa. For comparable retinal dystrophies, RI OkuStim® can only be used after consultation with your ophthalmologist. During your first appointment, your doctor will make a diagnosis and determine whether RI OkuStim® is the right treatment for you and your condition. Once eligibility has been confirmed, you will receive a prescription for your individual RI OkuStim® therapy.

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Paying for RI OkuStim®

In Germany, you will receive your RI OkuStim® system from a certified low-vision optician who will ensure delivery, technical service and support.

Upon request of the patient, health insurance companies can decide with so-called individual case assessments whether they will bear the costs of treatment for the patient to receive the desired service.

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Training sessions

You are essentially able to carry out RI OkuStim® therapy on your own once the individual therapy has been adjusted by your doctor. However, we recommend about four training sessions at a certified RI Competence Centre or a certified low-vision optician.

 

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Therapy plan and implementation

The basis for implementing RI OkuStim® therapy is a therapy plan prepared by your consultant ophthalmologist. Generally: One session of electrical stimulation per week of 30 minutes each.

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Medical check-up

A check-up at an RI Competence Centre is required at least every six months. During the check-up the extent to which RI OkuStim® therapy has had an influence on the course of the disease will be examined. Whether your eyes are healthy and therapy can continue will also be checked. During these check-ups, you will receive prescriptions for the RI OkuEl® electrodes, which you can obtain from one of our certified low-vision opticians.

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