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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. 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...