For those of us who have Usher syndrome, it can feel sometimes feel like a hopeless waiting game. There’s no treatment and no cure. Vitamin A, lutein, and DHA supplements are recommended to help slow the deterioration of your sight. But that’s it.
Today, however, there’s an intriguing article about a possible treatment for RP and night blindness. A professor harvested some antioxidant-rich orange algae from a lake in Israel and conducted a small study where people actually saw IMPROVEMENT in their eyesight. This is the first I’ve heard of anything improving eyesight. I’m delighted that it’s natural and nutrition-based. I don’t know where it goes from here. The article mentions at the end that it’s being grown by a company now to increase its potency. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.