What are some complications of optic nerve atrophy?

Blindness. Depend on the degree and cause of atrophy, dirrent degree of visual impairment.
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.

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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.
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.

Supposing you have optic nerve atrophy can it get worse over time?

Depends. On the cause of the atrophy. If the underlying cause is still active, then, yes, it can get worse.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.
Optic atrophy. There is no effective treatment to reverse vision loss due to optic nerve damage.

How long to develop optic atrophy after avulsion of optic nerve?

It depends. If there is a total avulsion of the optic nerve then the vision is nlp (no light perception) and the atrophy will occur within a few weeks. If the avulsion is partial them the atrophy may be restricted to the fibers that were severed.
Optic atrophy. Usually takes 4 to 8 weeks for atrophy to develop after any form of optic nerve injury.