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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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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Optic Neuritis (Definition)

A condition in which there is swelling of the optic nerve, the main nerve in the eye. Common symptoms include having sudden reduced vision or loss of vision in the affected eye and pain upon moving the eye. Some causes of optic neuritis are various ...Read more


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Can getting an eye transplant cure optic neuritis?

Can getting an eye transplant cure optic neuritis?

Unrelated: The only current transplant is corneal transplantation. There is no way to transplant a whole eye or any part of the eye nerves. If you have optic neuritis, you can benefit from some forms of treatment which are best managed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...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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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 is the treatment for optic neuritis?

What is the treatment for optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis : treatment of optic neuritis is usually with intravenous steroids for three days which hastens recovery of vision but does not change visual outcome. Follow up with an ophthalmologist and neurologist are important to assure that the cause of the optic neuritis is properly identified and treatment for the underlying cause (for example multiple sclerosis in some cases) is initiated. ...Read more

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What can be done for optic neuritis?

What can be done for  optic neuritis?

Steroids: Intravenous or oral steroids can be used, and acth may also help. Need to start asap. Important to consider that this could be early ms and get an mri. ...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 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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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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What causes optic neuritis?

MS and idiopathic: Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis - especially in women. Other causes are idiopathic (we don't know) and rarely from autoimmune diseases such as lupus or infections such as lyme's disease, TB or syphilis. ...Read more

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Possible causes of enlarged optic nerve. Eye dr days no glaucoma, referred me to a neurologist?

Possible causes of enlarged optic nerve. Eye dr days no glaucoma, referred me to a neurologist?

Several causes: The most common cause of an enlarged optic nerve is familial - runs in families. Your eye doctor may have identified nerve swelling termed papilledema, which is due to increased pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid. Causes for this include, obstruction, tumors, vascular problems and trauma. The neurologist will know which tests to run to discover the cause. ...Read more

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Can there be a damaged optic nerve after retina detachment surgery?

Can there be a damaged optic nerve after retina detachment surgery?

Unfortunately yes: Retinal detachment often disrupts the supply of blood to the retina. This can result in loss of pressure control, glaucoma and optic nerve damage. Rd surgery often involves a vitrectomy, removal of the vitreous humor from the eye. Optic nerve damage can result from such surgery. Caught and appropriately treated early, rd should not result in damage to the optic nerve. ...Read more

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How does optic neuropathy differ from optic neuritis?

How does optic neuropathy differ from optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: Neuropathy is damage to the nerve, i.e. Vascular oclusion or trauma. Neuritis is inflamation to the optic nerve. ...Read more

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Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage ?

Please...any treatment for the partially optic nerve damage ?

Depends upon cause: If due to ischemic process, like a stroke, may be irreversible. If due to trauma, might heal over time. If due to optic neuritis should gradually reverse in most cases. ...Read more

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What are therapies for intercostal neuritis?

What are therapies for intercostal neuritis?

See below: It is imandatory to find what is the cause of the condition. This will determine treatment modalities which might include prescription medications of selective intercostal nerve root block . You need to see your doctor for recomendations regarding the future diagnostic testing and advice. ...Read more

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What are diet and treatments optic neuritis?

Complex ISSUES: Optic neuritis is an acute inflammation of the optic nerve caused by multiple sclerosis in a majority of cases, but also neuromyelitis optica, viral infections, and even arteritis. Successful treatment can be achieved via oral or intravenous steroids, or acth, and no dietary measures or supplements will work. Since this condition may presage a chronic process, need to evaluate cause fully. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...Read more