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What is the treatment for optic atrophy?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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