How does Laser Vision Protection™ work?

Laser Retinal Activation


Laser Vision Protection™ What it does.  

Retinal Protective Therapy™ How it’s done.

Laser Retinal Activation™ How it works.


Understanding Laser Retinal Activation™ involves several key concepts: Bioactivation; Chronic progressive disease; Heat Shock Proteins; Acute inflammation; Chronic Inflammation; and Immunomodulation. 

Bioactivation describes the process in which inactive biologic molecules such as enzymes acquire the ability to perform their biologic function. Because Laser Vision Protection™ does this with SDM (Subthreshold Diode Multipulsed) laser treatment (Retinal Protective Therapy™), we call this process Laser Retinal Activation™.

Chronic progressive diseases are the diseases of ageing. These include the most common causes of irreversible visual loss, such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Open Angle Glaucoma. With time, the proteins, or machinery of our cells, become increasingly damaged and don’t work correctly. Eventually, the cell will stop working and die. The dysfunction and cell death caused by ageing and chronic disease leads to a vicious cycle of chronic inflammation and degeneration. In the eye, this leads to visual loss. 

Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs) are critical to our health. They make up a large percentage of the proteins in every cell in our body and do a great many things. Of particular interest to us is HSP 70. These HSPs are crucial for the repair of proteins in our cells to keep them working properly. They also respond to sudden threats to our cells to protect them from damage and death from almost any cause. Remarkably, however, HSPs are not activated by the slow, insidious progression of chronic diseases and ageing. Retinal Protective Therapy™ wakes them up to heal and restore. In fact, Retinal Protective Therapy™ is the first treatment in medicine to safely engage HSPs to both treat and prevent disease. By improving retinal health and function, Retinal Protective Therapy™ is “neuroprotective”. This means it is helpful in virtually all retinal diseases, and glaucoma as well, to reverse disease progression and reduce the risks of visual loss. 

Acute inflammation is the process by which our body heals, repairs, regenerates and restores itself. Usually, acute inflammation occurs if we are injured, or get an infection. Because of the redness, pain, and swelling associated with acute inflammation, we think of it as a bad thing. Retinal Protective Therapy™ uniquely triggers restorative acute inflammation without damage, risk or side-effects.Thus, the effects of RPT™ are entirely beneficial and therapeutic. In fact, despite years of patient treatment and laboratory studies, there are no known risks or side-effects of Retinal Protective Therapy™.

Because acute inflammation is healing and restorative, it is also temporary. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is progressive, destructive, degenerative and self-perpetuating. Chronic inflammation is the most important driving force in all chronic progressive diseases – and of ageing itself. The cure for chronic inflammation is, interestingly, acute inflammation. Retinal Protective Therapy™ is able to safely trigger the healing forces of acute inflammation whenever, and as many times as necessary, to reduce or eliminate chronic inflammation to stop disease progression and prevent visual loss. 

Retinal Protective Therapy™ via HSP activation strengthens immunity by activating retinal and even systemic immune cells, including stem cells, to promote healing and repair. This is called “immunomodulation”. This is because  RPT™ causes a “catalytic” reaction, starting in the cells of the retina.  Like the fuse on a bomb, RPT™ causes a big (catalytic) response. Immunomodulation is part of that RPT™ response. 

Retinal Protective Therapy™ is Pathoselective. This means that if normal tissue or retinal cells are treated by RPT™ , nothing happens – because they are already normal. However, cells that are sick and dysfunctional are treated by RPT they will be improved and their function normalized. Remarkably, it doesn’t matter what has caused them to be sick and dysfunctional. RPT™’s pathoselectivity allows your entire retina to be safely treated ensure that all abnormal cells are effectively treated, normalized and recruited to maximize treatment benefits. This is the genius of RPT™.

Retinal Protective Therapy™ is thus both safe, and effective. In the simplest terms, RPT™ “turns back the clock”: slowing, stopping or reversing disease, improving vision and reducing the risk of vision loss.  We call the all of the many restorative processes triggered by RPT™, Laser Retinal Activation™.   This is how Laser Vision Protection™ works.


How can one kind of treatment help so many things?

Sounds like a bit much, right? One treatment that can help so many different types of eye diseases? Not really. 

Actually, there are many processes in your body that work this way. In fact, many of the most important processes in your body work this way. The most familiar is the blood-clotting system. Our blood-clotting system is designed to keep us alive by stopping bleeding. The cause of the bleeding generally doesn’t matter.

It is the same with Laser Retinal Activation™. The natural processes triggered by Laser Retinal Activation™ are designed to restore health and function, no matter why they have gone wrong.  Another everyday example? The “Reset to Default™” button on your computer. What problems does it fix? Most. Laser Retinal Activation™.