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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...