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Optic Nerve Atrophy Disease

Optic Nerve atrophy is damage to the optic nerve. Optic Atrophy is the loss of some or most of the fibers of the optic nerve.

The optic nerve carries images of what we see from the eye to the brain.

Causes

  • There are many unrelated causes of optic atrophy. The most common cause is poor blood flow, called ischemic optic neuropathy, which most often affects the elderly. Shock, various toxic substances, radiation, and trauma can also damage the optic nerve.
  • Various eye diseases, most commonly glaucoma, can also cause optic nerve atrophy. In addition, the condition can be caused by diseases of the brain and central nervous system, such as cranial arteritis (sometimes called temporal arteritis), multiple sclerosis, brain tumor, and stroke.
  • Retinitis pigmentosa. This is a hereditary ocular disorder.
  • Syphilis. Left untreated, this disease may result in optic atrophy.
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Optic Nerve Atrophy Disease Clinical Trial

Unfortunately, there is no effective clinical trial for optic atrophy. Once the nerve fibers in the optic nerve are lost they never heal or grow back.

 

Few facts about the stem cells

  • Stem cell is non invasive procedure which does not require any stitch, dissection or tissues manipulation. In adults it can be undertaken under local aesthesia. Children may need tranquiliser or short aesthesia for five minutes only.
  • Bone marrow Transplantation is autologous, so there is no fear of rejection or mismatch or need for immunosuppressant required in other transplantation surgeries.
  • AUTOLOGOUS stem cells are safe .
  • Good results are documented in otherwise dead-end patients. Other clinical trial modalities are only supportive and empirical.
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