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Stem Cell Treatment for Optic Nerve Atrophy (ONA)

Since 2007, we have been developing comprehensive stem cell treatment protocols for optic nerve atrophy (ONA) to overcome the limitations of conventional therapies.

In our protocols, stem cells are combined with specialized therapies for ONA that not only focus on helping the patient to cope with their symptoms, but also treat the root cause of the condition by promoting the healing of the optic nerve. We believe that our comprehensive treatment approach for ONA gives our patients the best chances for vision improvement, allowing for a better quality of life.

Repair optic nerve atrophy using stem cells

The optic nerve acts as a signal transmission channel between the retina in the eye and the visual cortex in brain. When the optic nerve is damaged (atrophy), visual signals become unable to travel freely to the brain and the patient gets affected by partial or total loss of vision.

It is important to remember that optic nerve atrophy can arise from various demyelinating, inflammatory, ischemic or traumatic origins, and conditions such as open angle glaucoma, optic neuritis or Leber hereditary optic neuropathy are among the various causes of ONA. In some cases, the optic nerve atrophy is causing a constant and progressive loss of vision.

Few conventional treatment options are available for patients diagnosed with ONA, which mostly focus on helping the patients to cope with their disability. However, none of them are actually treating the loss of optic nerve function. Stem cells have the ability to regenerate nerve cells in the optic nerve, allowing ONA patients to recover some vision.

What improvements from our treatment?

The purpose of our stem cell treatment is to restore neurological function in the brain/spinal cord lesion area, thus, various kinds of improvement are possible after our treatment and our past patients have experienced the following:

  • Sharpened visual acuity
  • Enhanced light perception
  • Enlarged visual field
  • Brighter night vision
  • Reduced nystagmus
  • Improved strabismus

*It is important to remember that as for any medical treatment, improvements cannot be guaranteed. Please contact us for more information regarding the possible improvements for a particular case.