What is Optic Nerve ?
The optic Nerve also is known as the Cranial Nerve 2 is responsible for the transmission of the visual information to the brain from the retina. The optic nerve is an oval or circular pinkish area, measuring about 1.5 – 2 mm in diameter
located in the middle of the retina. Optic Nerve carries many other nerves connecting the retina with the region in the brain responsible for interpreting vision known as the occipital lobe.
What is Optic Nerve Atrophy ?
ONA (Optic Nerve Atrophy) is the severe or mild damage to the optic nerve which can affect the central vision, peripheral vision and color vision. This disease in children may lead to involuntary, rhythmic or nystagmus eye movement.
Reasons behind Optic Nerve Atrophy:
There are various causes of Optic Nerve Atrophy like a tumour, trauma, reduced oxygen or blood supply, infections, toxins, hydrocephalus along with other degenerative disorders. Optic Nerve Atrophy mostly affects the people right from
the birth throughout the adulthood.
The main causes of Optic Nerve Atrophy are as follows –
This is an eye disorder that shows the fluid buildup in the front part of the eye leading to the pressure that damages the optic nerve. If left untreated, this disorder can lead to the permanent blindness and optic nerve damage.
Lesions or tumors enlarge the muscles and areas associated with eye movement which puts in a lot of pressure on the optic nerve causing optic nerve damage. One of the popular reason behind optic nerve atrophy caused by tumors is compressive
Optic Neuritis :
The inflammation of the optic nerve caused by the bacterial, fungal and viral infections, parasitic diseases, an autoimmune disorder, poor circulation, digestive problem, diabetes is known as the Optic Neuritis. The patients with Optic
Neuritis have high chances of getting optic nerve damaged. This inflammation mainly affects the Myelin covering leading to the swelling and damage to optic nerve with time. The patients might experience severe pain even in the normal
eye movement. This disease can be mostly in the young and middle-aged women.
Nutritional Optic Neuropathy :
In this condition, the optic nerve damage is caused by the deficiencies of Protein, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid. These deficiencies are caused by the poor nutrition, starvation, alcoholism and poor absorption.
Toxic Optic Neuropathy :
This condition is caused by the exposure to toxins or poison like tobacco, alcohol, cyanide, Methyl Alcohol, Lead, Carbon Monoxide and also caused by the deficiencies of Vitamin B12. Toxic Optic Neuropathy suddenly or gradually damages
the optic nerve resulting in vision loss.
Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy :
As the name states, this condition is the congenital eye disorder. This can cause fast and painless central vision loss among young men in their early 20s. This vision loss first can be found in one eye which then progressed to other eye
weeks later. This condition can cause permanent optic nerve damage leading to permanent vision loss.
Symptoms of Optic Nerve Atrophy :
There are various symptoms of Optic Nerve Atrophy and few of them are as follows –
- Poor Visual function
- Less sharpness or clarity of vision
- Blurred Vision
- Decreased Peripheral Vision
- Changes in Optic Disc
- Decreased brightness in one eye
- Poor constriction of the pupil in light
Conventional Treatment methods for Optic Nerve Atrophy :
Conventional treatment methods for Optic Nerve Atrophy are limited to few extents of the damage. This type of treatment is mainly prescribing spectacle for refractive errors, use of tinted lens or magnifiers to improve visual function,
reduction of fluid pressure around the brain and spinal cord.
Conventional Treatment methods for Optic Nerve Atrophy :
The optic nerve damage can be reversed with the help of Stem Cell Therapy. This therapy involves the infusion of stem cells directly in the retrobulbar area to repair the damaged optic nerve tissues. The stem cells can be differentiated
into several photoreceptors in the retinal pigment cells and optic nerves.
Improvements after Stem Cell Treatment for Optic Nerve Atrophy at MedAcess, India :
- Improved Visual Field
- Improved Night Vision
- Improved Light Sensitivity
- Improved Visual Activity
- Complete stoppage of the vision loss
- Improved eyesight
- Improved Color discrimination ability
- Improved overall quality of life
Stem Cell Treatment at MedAcess, India :
MedAcess has an excellent and successful career and vast experience in treating such conditions with excellent results. We are well equipped with the latest stem cell technology and the well-versed team of stem cell scientist and doctors.
We always keep ourselves updated with the latest research and studies in the field of stem cell therapy and we are improving our skills and knowledge constantly. This is the reason we are one of the leading stem cell treatment center
Advantages of Optic Nerve Atrophy Treatment at MedAcess, India:
- No side effects
- Zero risk
- o risk of contamination of the transmissible diseases
- Shorter duration of the treatment
- Easy and large access to stem cells
- No complications
- Physiotherapy provided along with the stem cell therapy
Our package includes :
- Dedicated Stem Cell Doctor during the treatment
- Dedicated separate nurse or staff for the patient deputed by the hospital.
- Private ward single seat deluxe room in the hospital in which one attendant can stay during the treatment to maintaining very high degree of hygiene & odor free environment
- Provided the food for the patient (Recommended by Doctor)
- Food for the caregiver during stay (Only for International Patient)
Also, include in the treatment
- Consultation Fees
- Doctor’s visits
- Nursing Charges
- Physiotherapy (as per recommendation)
- OT / ICU / Recovery room charges
- Basic Lab Investigation as per list is given below :
- Complete blood Counts
- Routine urine analysis
- Liver function tests
- Renal function tests
- Blood sugar (random)
- Test for HIV, HBV,HCV& Syphilis
- X-ray chest
- Coagulation profile