Doctors Lounge - Neurology AnswersBack to Neurology Answers List
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.
Date of last update: 10/04/2017.
Forum Name: Neurology Topics
Question: optic nerve
|meghna - Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:34 am||
i'm a 23 yr old girl who met with a severe accident 8 mnths ago. i had numerous facial injuries and this included the severing of my optic nerve. now i want to know if there is any chance for regeneration or healing in the future? i do know that it isnt possible right now but i know research and work is on at the moment. but are the chances good or is there any other way to handle this situation?
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:44 pm||
As you've said, currently there isn't much available to help with a severed optic nerve.
There is significant research currently going on in the field of nerve regeneration. It is quite possible that at some point in the future there may be a successful treatment for this. New breakthroughs are happening all the time.
I'm not particularly familiar with the current research areas well enough to give a time line but I would anticipate that there won't be anything new for this in the next few years. Having said that, though, really all it takes is the right medical discovery to unlock a new, revolutionary treatment.
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.