Other Physicians who can treat using the Santa Fe Eye Protocol
Physicians attending Dr. Lundgren’s April 2010 Workshop on AMD, who have been kept current as of the latest improvements, and agree not to charge patients who do not get better. Other physicians know of the protocol through publications, attending lectures, or were unwilling to agree not to charge patients.
- St Petersberg – Anne Hermann, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kathy Stienstra, MD email@example.com
- New York – Claudia Cooke, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bala Cynwyd — John Kohler, MD email@example.com
- Dallas — Stephen Rodriques, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Ophthalmologists need to be involved. Your personal ophthalmologist may be very capable of following you, but if you have wet AMD, She/he will likely refer you to a retina specialist who has the capability to treat leaks with several options.
Most states have a Commission for the Blind which gives training, assistance with appliances, etc.
Blinded Veterans Association — The very best support and training I am aware of. Many regional chapters and several training centers
MDSupport.org – an excellent resource for information and links to other resources
Optometrists are essential to help you make the best use of what vision you have. They can correct for the eyeball not having the optimal shape. The Santa Fe Eye Protocol helps make the retina more receptive to light signals. However, if you wore corrective lenses in years past, that means you have astigmatism, near or far-sightedness and still need to correct for that.
For persons having very poor vision (<20/200) determining the proper correction may take several times longer than the usual refraction. If your regular optometrist is not able to spend the required time, she/he may refer to a low vision optometrist who may spend 2-3 hours establishing your best refraction. Here is another situation where your State Commission for the Blind may be able to help with a list of appropriate optometrists.