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Treatment of Optic Nerve Atrophy (ONA)

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
436
Stem cell therapy for optic nerve atrophy
17680

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
2194 help1844

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1829

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1745

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
2411

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1741

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1931

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1836

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
2136

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1768

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1840

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
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1591

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1735

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1940

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1833

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1673

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnosis of optic nerve atrophy
1835
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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.

Authors: Dr. Vadim ZhiliukDr. Sergey Pashchenko

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