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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Optic Nerve Atrophy

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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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My child has optic nerve atrophy. Are there any possible treatments for this?

My child has optic nerve atrophy. Are there any possible treatments for this?

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 further loss. Stem cell treatment can hold a key in the future treatment of neuronal disorders. Neural progenitor cells delivered to the vitreous can integrate into the ganglion cell layer of the retina, turn on neurofilament genes, and migrate into th. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is there a promising treatment for optic nerve atrophy?

Is there a promising treatment for optic nerve atrophy?

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 system does not regenerate so unless research into stem cell regeneration is successful atrophic optic nerves cannot be repaired. ...Read more

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Is there any cure or treatment for optic nerve atrophy?

Is there any cure or treatment 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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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

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


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Optic Atrophy (Definition)

Optic atrophy is an eye condition in which the main nerve that transmits the information the eye receives undergoes damage and shrinkage. Symptoms include dimming of vision and a ...Read more