NAION and Using Stem Cell Treatment to Restore the Optic Nerve

March 10, 2010

I have non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) due to an ulcer that bled and dropped by hemoglobin and my blood pressure dropped. I have high cholesterol and high Triglycerides and border line to diabetes. I am legally blind. Can stem cell treatment help restore the optic nerve?




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31 Responses to “NAION and Using Stem Cell Treatment to Restore the Optic Nerve”

  • Kevin

    I have anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in both eye is there any hopefull research at this time.

  • Mark K.

    Like many of the comments above, I have also contracted NAION in my right eye in early April of this year. It has been devastating and I have lost much of my visual field towards my nose with significant blind spots. I am 44 years old. Has there been any success stories at all with respect to stem cells and restoring lost vision from ischemia damage to the optic nerve?

  • Jan

    Has any progress with stem cell therapy or any thing else for NAION been made. I am looking for a progressive treatment or therapy to help.

  • Unfortunately, in my search of where stem cell research is being conducted, the only place i found where optic nerve atrophy was being studied was in China, by the Chinese People’s Armed Police Force. Here’s the link:

  • ari

    look at the stem cell section here for centers, or contact a world-class university hospital/eye center

  • I had a stroke and lost my perefial vision.I heard they are doing Stem Cell Surgery to the Optic Nerve to restore the Vision.Whom do I contact or what hospital! Thank You Very Much! Rick Miller

  • ari

    homeopathic products are worthless- stay away.
    consult the stem cell section on this site for any clinical trials.

  • ann

    I have a friend who has optic nerve damage at the beginning of the nerve and doctors tell him there is nothing they can do to help him. Is there a place in Louisiana that can help him and do they have any homeopathic products out there to help strengthen his eyes?
    Thank you for any information you can give me.

  • ari weitzner

    the answer is no- sorry. again- look at the stem cell research list and see if she can be a volunteer.

  • Limor

    Hi my mother was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (left eye). Can stem cell treatment help restore the optic nerve?

  • ari

    im afraid there is nothing. severe diabetes destroys the circulation in the eye, and we cant restore the capillaries that feed the eye. i am so sorry.