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Are there effective treatments for optic nerve atrophy

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yo-El Ju
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Sometimes: It depends on the cause of optic nerve atrophy. Some like MS can improve, others not. Discuss with your doctor about this.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Optic atrophy: There is no effective treatment to reverse vision loss due to optic nerve damage.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Not really...: Once it has occurred, damage from optic nerve atrophy cannot be reversed. The underlying disease must be found and treated, if possible, to prevent fu ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
39 years experience Neurology
Blindness: Depend on the degree and cause of atrophy, dirrent degree of visual impairment.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Depends on cause: Symptoms include loss of visual acuity, blurring, visual distortion, changes in color intensity, and abnormal reactions on clinical testing. The opti ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Dr. Sam Gandy answered
39 years experience Neurology
Arrest inflammation: It is not possible to cure optic atrophy. When due to multiple sclerosis, there are a variety of anti-inflammatory steroids and peptides that are use ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Not necessarily: Optic atrophy can occur from several etiologies that do not reduce the central vision to 20/200 or worse or severely constrict the visual field. Those ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No cure: Anywhere.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
50 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Optic atrophy is caused by damage to the axons that carry information from the retina to the brain( the lateral genixulate body). Central nervous syst ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Dr. Sam Gandy answered
39 years experience Neurology
Arrest inflammation: It is not possible to cure optic atrophy. When due to multiple sclerosis, there are a variety of anti-inflammatory steroids and peptides that are use ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
50 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends: If there is a total avulsion of the optic nerve then the vision is nlp(no light perception) and the atrophy will occur within a few weeks. If the avul ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Panic: No. Try taking Zoloft
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