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Treatment of Optic Nerve Atrophy (ONA)

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Best hospitals and doctors for optic nerve atrophy (ona) treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
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Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Ophthalmology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Ophthalmology

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
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University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
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Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Ophthalmology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
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Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
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Hirslanden Clinic La Colline Geneva

8.9/10
location_onSwitzerland, Geneva

Department of Ophthalmology

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Leech Clinic Graz

9.2/10
location_onAustria, Graz

Department of Ophthalmology

Leech Clinic is a surgical clinic and a member of SANLAS Holding GmbH. “We are the Good Mood Clinic” is the slogan of the clinic, so our patients get specialist care and treatment all the way from a to Z in a friendly atmosphere.
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
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University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
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University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
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About the disease

The optic nerve conducts nerve impulses from eyes to the brain. Its atrophy means the death of nerve fibers. As a result, narrowing of the visual fields, gradual decrease of visual acuity, and, finally, irreversible vision loss happen.

There are hereditary and sporadic forms of the disease. The sporadic one is more common. Optic nerve atrophy is associated with various pathological processes, such as infections, vascular disorders, autoimmune or demyelinating diseases. Degenerative processes of the optic nerve can also develop due to glaucoma, intoxication, brain tumors and other pathologies.

Symptoms

  • Decreased visual acuity (this may be absent in the early disease period in the case of predominant lesion of nerve fibers coming from the peripheral parts of retina).
  • Visual field narrowing.
  • Loss of the central vision.
  • Color vision deficiency. More often, patients poorly distinguish green and red colors, less often – blue and yellow colors.
  • Reduction of the pupil reaction to the light in preserved consensual pupillary light reflex.

Diagnosis

  • Taking medical history. The doctor asks the patient about accompanying illnesses, traumatic brain injuries, and visual impairment in great detail.
  • Ophthalmoscopy. The doctor sees pale disc of the optic nerve and narrowed vessels. In case of severe atrophic processes disk becomes white. It may have gray or a blue tint.
  • The examination of the visual evoked potentials demonstrates decreased electrical activity of the visual cortex during optic nerve stimulation.
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT) allows doctor to receive an image of the optic nerve at the microscopic level and evaluate its structure.
  • Fluorescein retinal angiography is used for differential diagnostics with edema, optic neuritis, and ischemic neuropathy.
  • Dopplerography allows the doctor to assess blood flow in the intracranial part of the internal carotid artery, orbital and supratrochlear arteries.

Treatment

  • Treatment of the main disease. It is necessary to eliminate the cause of atrophy in order to prevent further death of the nerve. This process includes treatment of the infectious disease, glaucoma correction, removal of a tumor or aneurysm, etc.
  • Conservative therapy includes usage of drugs in order to improve blood circulation. These include angioprotectors, nootropics, and neurotropic drugs.
  • Physiotherapy allows doctor to improve blood flow and slow down the atrophic processes of the optic nerve. Electrostimulation of the optic nerve, laser and magnetic therapy are performed. In case of partial atrophy due to the optochiasmatic arachnoiditis, electrophoresis with enzymes, vasodilators, and nootropic drugs is carried out.
  • Stem cell therapy. Steam cells are taken from patient's body and injected into the sub-Tenon’s space of the eye. Stem cells stimulate regeneration of the nerve fibers, improve vision, and prevent further degenerative processes.



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