The Opto Pulse 100 offers microcurrent stimulation for Macular Degeneration and can provide measurable improvement in visual acuity.
Evidence of the effectiveness of microcurrent stimulation for the treatment of macular degeneration comes from basic research dating back two decades and strong anecdotal evidence supplied by healthcare professionals who have applied the technology as an "off label" use and are reporting measurable improvement in visual acuity.
The Opto Pulse 100 was originally designed for pain control. It is now being prescribed "off-label" in the United States by health care professionals and is used world wide by individuals for the treatment of macular degeneration. Automated programming and a special head band make it easy for patients with poor vision to self-administer the treatments.
The Opto Pulse 100 has variable intensity controls, a programmed set of rotating output frequencies and audio cues to tell the user how the treatment is progressing and when it is complete. A convenient head band has been adapted to conveniently and comfortably stimulate the appropriate nerve points.
How the Opto Pulse 100 Microcurrent Stimulator works
Researchers have speculated that microcurrents can improve blood flow to the retina, promoting faster removal of waste products and improving the supply of nutrients. Others say photoreceptors in the macula get a boost in ATP production (adenosine triphosphate), a compound that helps transport energy to cells.
This unit produces square waves in DC (direct current) mode. This unit then switches polarity every second which makes this unit act like it is using AC (alternating current). This action releases negative and positive ions and pushes these ions through the tissue. The cells easily absorb both OH- (hydroxal) and H+ (protons) which research has shown opens the blood vessels, driving increased oxygen into the blood and increasing the manufacture of ATP in the cells.
This is not a cure and not everyone will benefit. Results can come immediately or take months to see. Effects are temporaru and repeated treatments are required to maintain benefits. People with the dry form of macular degeneration appear to have the best results depending on any other eye problems they may have like myopia, cataracts, presbyopia or astigmatism.
The Opto Pulse 100 is a multi-frequency pulse generator designed for pain control that produces a precise series of low level electrical impulses.
Using the Opto Plus 100
Lead wires connect the control unit (port one or two) to the headband. Rectangular shaped conductive pads (electrodes) snap into place on the opposite side. After cleaning your forehead with rubbing alcohol (or soap and water), position the headband so the electrodes just overlay the eyebrow area. If you connected the lead wire to port one on the control unit, click on the Channel 1 (CH1) dial and slowly advance it until you begin to feel a slight tingling sensation. The tingling sensation is harmless and should not exceed your comfort zone. Typical settings are between two and three, depending on skin resistance.
About the time you begin to feel the tingling, you will begin to see a flickering light in both eyes. Once you see the flickering it is not necessary to increase the dial setting. The Opto Pulse 100 will automatically cycle through a series of pulse rates for approximately six minutes, beeping each time it changes frequency. When the treatment is complete the unit will beep six times and the flickering will stop. You may now turn the unit off.
NOTE: Individuals with a history of epilepsy, head injury, seizures, stroke, heart rate irregularities, kidney failure, pacemaker or any electrolyte abnormalities such as high or low blood potassium levels should check with their doctors before using microcurrent stimulation.
- Output Current 0-900 ~a
- Output Freq 292 Hz (5 sec)
- Output Freq 30 Hz (5 sec)
- Output Freq 9.1 Hz (30 sec)
- Output Freq .9 Hz (30 sec)
- Waveform Square
- Timer six minutes, Auto off
- Power Supply 9 volts
- Dual channel output
- Power / Low Battery Indicator
- Elastic headband with replaceable electrodes
- Lead wires
- 9 volt Battery
Common references: Opto Pulse, OptoPulse
Disclaimer: The information provided here is not peer reviewed and has not been reviewed by the FDA. The FDA has approved microcurrent devices for treatment of pain, cosmetic cellular removal and edema control but not for other uses. Off-label use of a device by a physician is legal. The uses of microcurrents discussed here is just part of a program for supporting visual health and does not replace your physician's recommended treatments.
Return information: Non-returnable item for hygienic reasons.