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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...
Stem cells and eye. So far there has not been any published success in improving vision loss due to optic nerve damage with stem cell injections. Read more...

What are some complications of optic nerve atrophy?

Blindness. Depend on the degree and cause of atrophy, dirrent degree of visual impairment. Read more...
Depends on cause. Symptoms include loss of visual acuity, blurring, visual distortion, changes in color intensity, and abnormal reactions on clinical testing. The optic nerve issue is an outcome of trauma, congenital or perinatal issue, acquired or hereditary diseases, primary ocular problems, (optic neuritis), brain disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, etc. Treatment based on etiology. Read more...

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...
Optic atrophy. The ophthalmic literature shows that vision loss can progress in some individuals with optic atrophy depending on the cause of the atrophy. For example if the atrophy is from optic neuritis and the person develops another episode of optic neuritis, further vision loss can occur. Read more...

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...
Optic atrophy. Legal blindness is usually defined by having visual acuity worse than 20/200 or loss of a certain amount of visual field (peripheral vision). The legal definition can vary from one state to another. See your eye doctor for more information. Read more...