Hosted by UK Column, last Friday Doctors for Covid Ethics (“D4CE”) held their second symposium, “Sounding the Call.” The symposium comprised 15 experts in science, medicine, finance, media, and the law who spoke as they should – freely and honestly.
Dr. Carsten Stümke is a German ophthalmologist who has been practising medicine for 25 years. He specialised in ophthalmology after having taken an in interest in the subject during an academic internship in Prague as early as 1993. Dr. Stümke combines modern academic medicine with holistic approaches of taking into account the needs of each individual patient as a human being. Special emphasis is given to nutritional medicinal consulting for patients.
In his presentation, Dr. Stümke discussed four cases of small vessel disease of the retina and the optic nerve found in patients who were attending routine eye examinations. None of the patients indicated to Dr. Stümke they had experienced any problems with their vision. All four patients had received either two or three doses of Covid injections.
Dr. Stümke used three techniques to examine patients’ eyes: ophthalmoscopy, field of vision and optical coherence tomography (“OCT”).
Ophthalmoscopy or retinal examination is a test that allows an ophthalmologist, or eye doctor, to look at the back of the eye. It can be used to screen for eye diseases and conditions that can affect blood vessels.
OCT is a non-invasive medical imaging technique, using light waves, to produce images of the back of an eye (the retina). Many conditions form at the very back of the eye, and OCT allows identification of changes in, for example: the vitreous (the jelly-like substance that fills the eye); retina (the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye); macula (an area at the centre of the retina responsible for central vision); and, the optic nerve (transmits light impulses to the brain to produce the images we see).