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The International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa, founded in 1992 by Prof. Dr. Orfilio Peláez Molina, has been dedicated for more than forty years to studying the therapeutic possibilities to stop the progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
The building where the International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa works has its origin in the late 40s of the 20th century, where the Nuestra Señora del Carmen clinic, owned by the Valle brothers, resides there. Later it became a mutual institution and then a multipurpose clinic, which included maternal and child services.
After the revolutionary triumph of 1959, it became a specialized public service, open to all social sectors.
The Camilo Cienfuegos International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa has the mission of providing specialized medical care services for the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmological diseases such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Cataract, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Corneal Diseases, Retinopathies and others eye pathologies. It is an international reference center.
Due to the severe limitation that it represents for those who suffer from Retinitis Pigmentosa, the vast majority of them young, a team of Cuban scientists provides specialized ophthalmological care for the diagnosis of eye diseases and especially treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
The International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa, provides a therapeutic alternative for the arrest of Retinitis Pigmentosa that is based on accumulated experience and research carried out over several years by a group of specialists led by the eminent Cuban scientist, recognized nationally and internationally, Professor Doctor Orfilio Peláez Molina (1923-2001).
The work carried out by Cuban scientists towards the study of Retinitis Pigmentosa, would be the genesis of the Cuban Society of Retinitis Pigmentosa. It is precisely at the beginning of the 90s when the National Group was created and later the Retinitis Pigmentosa Society; Such antecedents, added to the support of the National Health System of Cuba, allowed the creation of a National Retinitis Pigmentosa Program, which from a holistic approach covers the phases of investigation, diagnosis and study of the family, as well as a coherent platform for basic clinical research. and epidemiological.
In its more than 20 years, the International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa reports having attended, among outpatients in an outpatient setting and hospitalized, to more than 99,802 patients, from some 109 countries, of which the highest percentage corresponds to patients with Retinitis Pigmentary.
In its seven floors, the architectural facility has 60 rooms comfortably equipped for the satisfaction of patients and families.
It also has clinical research and consultation areas, three operating rooms equipped with cutting-edge technology, two dedicated to ophthalmological surgery in general and another to refractive surgery with excimer and femtosecond laser.
The treatment applied for Retinitis Pigmentosa consists of performing a surgical technique associated with the application of ozone therapy, electrostimulation, vitamin therapy and therapy with trace elements. This surgery implants orbital vascular fatty tissue in the suprachoroidal space, a structure rich in blood vessels.
In Cuba there is a National Program for Retinitis Pigmentosa, directed by Prof. Peláez, which covers all the provinces of the country, where more than 6,000 patients have been treated and which has revealed that 3.5 per 10,000 inhabitants suffer from the disease.
All these years of experience and studies are at your disposal at the International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa "Camilo Cienfuegos", where around 4,365 patients from 78 countries have been treated. Other ophthalmological pathologies are also treated, such as: Retinal Dystrophies, Macula diseases, eye diseases associated with Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cataract, Glaucoma, Myopia, other Ametropia.
This novel therapy, which is applied according to the stage of the Retinitis Pigmentosa disease in patients, has obtained satisfactory results. As evidence of success, in more than 10,000 cases treated to date, 78% stopped the progression of the disease, 16% expanded their field and visual acuity, and only 6% did not show satisfactory results. This effective and exclusive treatment to stop the progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa is offered at the Camilo Cienfuegos International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa in Havana.
International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa