Introduction – Optic Nerve Atrophy
Optic nerve is an important component of the eye ball. It plays an important part in physiology of vision. It can undergo atrophy due to various reasons. The atrophy refers to the wasting of the nerve fibre. The reasons of atrophy may be due to loss of blood supply, infections, trauma, toxins like methanol or as a consequence of other disease processes etc. Common signs and symptoms are gradual dimness of vision, loss of colour vision etc. It may ultimately lead to blindness. There is no effective treatment modality available for optic nerve atrophy. There is no cure from the disease. Treatment is only symptomatic and supportive.
Treatment – Optic Nerve Atrophy
Stem cell therapy is fast emerging modality for various chronic degenerative diseases. Ability of stem cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate lost cells makes stem cell therapy an attractive treatment options. Stem cell therapy has been evaluated in optic nerve atrophy and initial results are encouraging.
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This article is not medical advice nor a substitute to professional health advice. Always consult a doctor.