I would like to share with you my experience(s) in being treated by Dr. Per Otte at the Microacupuncture Center. I have a rare condition called Optic Atrophy/Neuritis that is bilateral. This condition started when I was 15-16 years old. I have had several attacks/flare ups of this eye disease and each time I was actively treated by steroids and examined/tested thoroughly to try to determine what was causing this to happen to me. The good news/bad news was that my health insurance paid for all of this "art of medicine" that was being done for me, the bad news was no answers and only the statistical probability that if I got old enough with my vision I "might" keep some of it.
I believe God gave me this cross for a reason and probably one of the reasons is to make me be patient.
One quote that has given me a lot of comfort is, "Winning isn't everything... but the ability to rise every time after you have fallen is" Vince Lombardi. I was able to pick myself up every time I fell down, or had actually truly physically hurt myself as I tried to do things that were hard/impossible due to the lack of my field/peripheral vision.
In all the events that have happened to me in the last 25 years since the eye problem started, a lot of blessings have come my way. I have grown more aware of the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus, I have met and married my "Bride" Susan, I have been blessed to "watch" my two knock down drag out gorgeous daughters, Laura and Emily come into this world. In August of 1999, I was told about this Doctor by a good friend Betty Clarke who shortly after that traveled to Hot Springs Village for her first treatments. When Betty came back, we spoke on the phone for almost 2 hours! There was no doubt I had to come to gain back what had been lost.
I came to Dr. Otte Jan 2000 fresh from a religious retreat at St. Meinrard Indiana with a sense of mission and peace. I was blessed as most of the Doctor's patients are with immediate improvement after just two days of treatments. I came back at the end of March 2000 to receive my 2nd group of treatments. I am now back for my 3rd trip and as of my last field vision exam back in April, I had gained two times the amount of field vision I had previously had in my left eye with my acuity becoming 20/20 in it. In my right eye, I gained five times the amount of field vision from when I first started. I am no longer legally blind at this time.
I feel called to share my story and the information with as many people as I can. It is my hope that one day Dr. Otte will be able to help facilitate a clinic like this in every one of our great states.
Finally, I would like to say a word or two about the people that make this clinic go: the patients, Dr. Otte's staff, and the man himself. You will never meet more excited and good-hearted people than those who come to this clinic. They are sincerely grateful to be given back the treasure of vision. Dr. Otte's dedicated staff do everything they can to make you feel welcome, comfortable, and to answer your questions. They are never in a big rush like you might have experienced in other Dr.'s offices. Finally, the man himself. I have had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Otte several times in his office. He is a sincerely humble man who gives far more than I or anyone else could give back to him. I pray for him daily so he can continue his ministry.