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The Retina Institute

The Retina Institute

985-871-9920

Category: Optical Stores, Eye Doctor

1112 West 21st Ave.
Covington, LA 70433

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  • In February 1993, I began blinking excessively and uncontrollably. As it became worse, I went
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    My Blepharospasm Symptoms Intensify

    When I coached my sons' basketball games, I not only would miss half of the games caused by
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    Two Years and Not a Solution

    Two years later, I was quite concerned and upset. By this time my quality of life had become
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    In June, 1995, I found a local doctor who diagnosed my symptoms as a rare neurological
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    though their vision may be 20-20.

    Injecting Botox Resulted in Some Relief

    A neurologist told me that the preferred treatment was injecting small doses of Botox
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    Several weeks later, I learned of a powerful, natural and organic whole food supplement. It's a
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    When I would back out of my driveway to go to work, the spasms would begin. They would not
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    I spent the next twelve years trying to convince the medical community that I had discovered
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    Sometime later I was offered a double-blind study at the Wilmer Eye Opthomological Institute of
    the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. I was overwhelmed and
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    The article appeared in The Journal of Ophthalmology, July, 2004 Issue Volume 138; Issue
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    It was stated to me that %u201CThe food is safe and I expect it to help many more people. I would
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    The results noted that the food was safe, helped some, with no side effects.

    Helping Other Blepharospasm Sufferers Get Relief

    People are still suffering and happily I am still near symptom-free. Perhaps now is the time I
    will be heard.

    In the summer of 2005 I received an honor from the Dystonia Foundation being recognized
    with a 2005 Courage Award. It was received for inspiring people with my vitality. Dystonia is the
    name of movement disorders with Blepharospasm being one of six.

    I believe now is the time to resurrect what I thought was my calling %u2013 to give relief to sufferers.
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    I am very proud of the fact that during the last several years I have helped nearly 40
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