It is been a while since I have not published any posts about the condition that robbed years of my life and which constitutes the main reason for this blog’s existence.
I intend to devote myself to revisit and expand my search on Meniere’s Disease and the latest advances in its treatment.
Those of you who have read my book do know that The Silverstein Institute from Sarasota, Florida, played a pivotal role in my recovery when after years of remission Meniere’s came back in full vengeance.
Read on the following article to find out about Dr.Herbert Silverstein’s unique methods to curtail Meniere’s most dreaded symptom, “Intractable Vertigo”.
MENIERE’S DISEASE: THE UNINVITED GUEST
“Commonly called “glaucoma of the inner ear,” Meniere’s disease is related to the inner ear (labyrinth) in which the vestibular (balance) system is housed. The labyrinth contains three semicircular canals, a complex system of chambers and passageways in the temporal bone. Signals sent from these canals, travel along the nerve pathways to the brain. Inside the canals is a thin-walled membranous sac filled with a fluid called endolymph. Surrounding the sac is another fluid called perilymph. These two fluids constantly bathe the vestibular and hearing organs which enable the person to keep his or her balance, and maintain normal hearing…
Minimally Invasive Procedures Developed at the Silverstein Institute
With the advent of minimally invasive surgery for many procedures, a search was done to find an effective office procedure with minimal risk and discomfort to patients. The Silverstein Institute was a pioneer in developing minimally invasive procedures that could be performed in the office. The MicroWick™ was one such procedure. It was developed so that patients could treat themselves at home by placing medication in the ear canal. The wick absorbs the medication and carries it to the inner ear. The MicroWick™ has been used since 1997 and was patented in 1999…