Stem cell treatment for optic nerve damage.
Stem cells are unique and have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the body including brain cells. Stem cells also have the ability to produce more stem cells.
Patients are treated by implanting the stem cells behind the eye via retrobulbar injection under local anesthesia or more commonly through IV and lumbar puncture (LP). These re-injected stem cells have the potential to transform into multiple types of cells and are capable of regenerating damaged tissue.
Currently, many patients have obtained a stable therapeutic outcome after stem cell therapy. Furthermore, Stem Cell Treatment and the accompanying Chinese traditional medicine like specific medications should always be performed under the guidance of our professional doctors so that the patients can achieve the most successful outcome possible.
Optic nerve damage is any kind of injury or damage to the optic nerve, including trauma, inflammation, disease or deterioration. Optic nerve damage is also called optic nerve atrophy or optic neuropathy. The optic nerve is the nerve that connects and transmits information between the eye and the brain. Optic nerve damage can lead to vision distortion, vision loss, and blindness.
Within the eye, there are many elements that work together to create vision. Light flows through the cornea and the pupil into the lens before it is projected onto the retina in the back of the eye. The retina transforms light into electrical impulses that are transmitted by the optic nerve to the brain. The eyes are protected by the bones of the orbit and move through the actions of the eye muscles, which are controlled by nerves.
A variety of diseases, disorders and conditions originating most often in the eye and the nervous system can lead to optic nerve damage. Optic nerve damage can result from:
Compression of the optic nerve
Glaucoma, or high pressure within the eye
Interruption in blood circulation to the optic nerve
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