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Any treatment on optic atrophy?

Any treatment on optic atrophy?

Sometimes: Optic atrophy associated with multiple sclerosis, thyroid compression and cerebral spinal fluid elevation can respond to proper therapy. Most others might improve spontaneously but do not respond to treatment. ...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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What is the treatment for optic atrophy?

Mostly no: Most forms of optic atrophy cannot be treated. If associated with multiple sclerosis, steroid infusions can help. If caused by thyroid nerve compression, then treatment of the orbital compression can reverse the atrophy. Sometimes it occurs in associated with long standing elevation of spinal fluid pressure and will improve if the pressure is relieved. A neuro-ophthalmologist can advise you. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any treatment on optic atrophy?

Not really: Optic atrophy is a condition in which the main nerve from the eye to the brain, loses its ability to transmit visual information to the brain. When the ophthalmologist looks at the nerve it will look pale white. When a nerve gets to the state, there is no treatment known as the nerve is essentially functionless. ...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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Can stem cell therapy treat optic atrophy?

Can stem cell therapy treat optic atrophy?

Working on it: There is one form of heredity optic atrophy being treated this way with some success. But there are many forms of optic atrophy, and while much work is being done on this topic with stem cells, there are no practical results yet. Keep reading and asking and eventually I think this will come about. ...Read more

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How is optic atrophy type 1 inherited?

How is optic atrophy type 1 inherited?

Autosomal dominant: Optic atrophy type 1 (opa1, or kjer type optic atrophy) causes a slow loss of vision in both eyes beginning in early childhood which varies but is usually moderate, so that it seldom causes total blindness. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant way, so usually either one or the other parent of the affected person also has the condition, though spontaneous mutation may also occur and cause it. ...Read more

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Optic atrophy cause for surgery?

Optic atrophy cause for surgery?

Usually not: Optic atrophy is due to a disruption of the structure of the optic nerve or its blood supply which leads to lowered vision and in the worst cases loss of all vision. There is no known surgical treatment for this condition and unfortunately few medical options as well. Consult with a neuro-ophthalmologist for a discussion of this condition. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of optic atrophy in glaucoma?

What are the symptoms of optic atrophy in glaucoma?

Glaucoma is sneaky!: Glaucomatous optic atrophy typically has very little to no symptoms until very late in the course of the disease. This is why many patient don't take glaucoma seriously until the vision worsens, then it is too late. Late symptoms would be poor or dim vision. Poor night vision. ...Read more

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Why isn't congenital optic atrophy optical nerve not developed?

Why isn't congenital optic atrophy optical nerve not developed?

Most idiopathic: Most cases do not have a cause. Some cases are associated with CNS (brain problems such as genetic or idiopathic causes), some are genetic such as leber's disease and rarely can be due to maternal diabetes and drug use. ...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