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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Optic Nerve Atrophy

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Are there effective treatments for optic nerve atrophy?

Are there effective treatments for optic nerve atrophy?

Sometimes: It depends on the cause of optic nerve atrophy. Some like MS can improve, others not. Discuss with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Are you legaly blind when you have optic nerve atrophy?

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 are the criteria that need to be met to consider a person legally blind. ...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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How long to develop optic atrophy after avulsion of optic nerve?

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 avulsion is partial them the atrophy may be restricted to the fibers that were severed. ...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

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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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Will marijuana help treat optic nerve atrophy?

Will marijuana help treat optic nerve atrophy?

I don't think so: The short answer is no. I do not think cannabis use can help problems with one's optic nerves. ...Read more

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Can stem cells cure or treat optic nerve atrophy?

Can stem cells cure or treat optic nerve atrophy?

Early trial underway: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Can stem cells injection cure optic nerve atrophy?

Can stem cells injection cure optic nerve atrophy?

Not yet.: While there is a lot of interest in using stem cells to regenerate injured brain, spinal cord, and eye disease, so far, these are all experimental and unproven. ...Read more

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Could stem cells treat optic nerve atrophy where nothing else can?

Could stem cells treat optic nerve atrophy where nothing else can?

Theoretical: This is one of the many hopes for stem cell research and clinical application. We are a bit behind in all this thanks to the bush administration banning reserach in this area for 8 years, but with current policies, hopefully, we can catch up. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between optic nerve atrophy and pseudotumor cerebri?

Increase pressure: When spinal fluid pressure increase it compromise blood flow to the optic nerves. ...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?

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

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


Optic Nerve (Definition)

The optic nerve receives input from the retina and transmits information to the optic chasm and ultimately the occipital lobe of brain so that images can be ...Read more