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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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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 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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Are there any effective treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Are there any effective treatments for trigeminal neuralgia?

Yes: Antiseizure medications are first line. There are also miscellaneous brain drugs that may work. Important to balance pain relieving dose vs. Potential side effects. Microvascular decompression highly effective. Can try gamma knife surgery, as well as nerve destructive procedures. Important to find a doctor well versed in these treatments. ...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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Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Brain atrophy: No, this is a chronic brain deterioration. ...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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Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

Are there good alternative therapies for facial nerve paralysis?

No really: No dependable alternative therapies exist. The cause of the paralysis is very important. A bell's palsy should probably be seen and treated by an ENT to ensure appropriate treatment (high dose steroids +/- decompression surgery). If the paralysis is complete, surgical options exists for the various problems associated with the paralysis. See a facial plastic surgeon w/ experience in this area. ...Read more

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Are there any successful treatments for occipital neuralgia complex?

Many: Medication & therapy are the joint "first line" treatments, as they are with other nerve compression syndromes (like carpal tunnel). However, as the disease progresses, surgical nerve decompression becomes necessary to treat the disease. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

Well not sure: What treatments you are getting. In general muscle exercises and physical therapy are useful. Do they know why your spinal muscles are atrophied? Ask yuor doctor who is handling this. There is no quick cure. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

What are effective treatments for sciatic nerve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This sciatica pain as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injections. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for cerebellar atrophy or msa(multi system atrophy)? Answer please!

Are there any treatments for cerebellar atrophy or msa(multi system atrophy)? Answer please!

Symptomatic therapy : Symptomatic therapy is available. Tremor is treated by long-term tranquilizer and via supportive devices. ...Read more

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What are potential treatments for spinal disk damage?

What are potential treatments for spinal disk damage?

Spinal disk: The treatment of a spinal disk damage or herniation can range from physical therapy to surgery to remove the herniated disk - an evaluation by a neurologist or neurosurgeon would be quite helpful here. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatments for glaucoma?

Are there effective treatments for glaucoma?

Yes: There are many medications today, eyedrops and even pills that help some patients. Also laser surgeries can help open up the channels where the fluid flows out of the eye. As a last resort, incisional surgery with special shunts and valves can treat glaucoma. ...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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Is there any treatment available for iih with both eyes optic atrophy?

Is there any treatment available for iih with both eyes optic atrophy?

No: Best to see a neuro-ophthalmologist for the latest clinical trials looking for experimental treatments and to give you the best opninion about this. ...Read more

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Which sort of treatments are there for age-related macular degeneration?

Which sort of treatments are there for age-related macular degeneration?

Some: The big question is what is the trigger for this condition? Treatment includes laser, steroids and pharmaceuticals termed vegf inhibitors which prevent abnormal blood vessel formation. There is a vitamin combination (areds + lutein) which can help. No cure is currently known but this is a subject of significant interest and investigation. Stay tuned. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for an acoustic neuroma besides brain surgery?

Are there any treatments for an acoustic neuroma besides brain surgery?

Acoustic neuroma: Yes. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment to stop the growth of acoustic neuromas. Radiosurgery is a focused beam of radiation using computer navigation to target the tumor and stop the growth. Based on the size and symptoms, small tumors with preserved hearing may be observed instead of treatment. Discuss with a team of surgeons who specialize in the treatment of acoustic neuromas. ...Read more

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Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Are there effective treatments for dyslexia and amblyopia?

Dyslexia is a : Language-based learning disability that is brain-based. Intensive, long-term, multimodal therapy can improve reading skills & actually change the areas of the brain recruited for reading to those activated by fluent readers. ("overcoming dyslexia" by dr. Shaywitz). Ped. Ophthalmologists treat amblyopia with eye drops to blur vision in the better eye + glasses. Young kids usually have good results. ...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