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Is there any cure for optic nerve atrophy?

Is there any cure for optic nerve atrophy?

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 used to arrest the inflammation. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Is there a new cure for optic nerve atrophy?

Is there a new cure for optic nerve atrophy?

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 used to arrest the inflammation. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a new cure for optic nerve atrophy?

Please let me know if there is a new cure for optic nerve atrophy?

Stem cells: One form of this condition have been improved (not normalized) by the use of stem cells. This work was done in britain as these lines of research were forbidden by the former president bush (who doesn't have these conditions in his family so he didn't care). The usa is now trying to catch up after 8 years of not being able to pursue stem cell function. ...Read more

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What are some complications of optic nerve atrophy?

What are some complications of optic nerve atrophy?

Blindness: Depend on the degree and cause of atrophy, dirrent degree of visual impairment. ...Read more

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If you have optic nerve atrophy can it worsen over time?

Yes: If the cause of the optic nerve atrophy is never treated it would progress. ...Read more

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Supposing you have optic nerve atrophy can it get worse over time?

Depends: On the cause of the atrophy. If the underlying cause is still active, then, yes, it can get worse. ...Read more

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Are you legaly blind when you have optic nerve atrophy?

Optic atrophy: Legal blindness is usually defined by having visual acuity worse than 20/200 or loss of a certain amount of visual field (peripheral vision). The legal definition can vary from one state to another. See your eye doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more