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Suffering from optic atrophy poor vision in eye. Looking for effective treatment

Doctor my son is suffering from optic atrophy poor vision in left eye ie.70% and 10% in right eye.with epilipsy since the age of 5 he is 28 years old.there is no major attack since 11 years.only some blackouts comes for few seconds,since 15 years.someday 5 to 6 time in a day.and somedays without any attack of the same monor attack.present treatment treatment is tegretol 400-600 mg. frisium 5-10 mg.100-200 zonegran.kindly advise the treatment.earlier the treatment was tegretol,frisium and gardinal.kindly advise for better treatment and for improvment in vision and for blackouts.further i encl.the MRI SCAN OF BRAIN+ORBIR IMPRESSION MRI study of brain revels gyral atrophy involving bilateral occipitas lobes and loss of white matter with mild ex-vaccuo dilatation of bilateral occipital horns .alteredwhite matter signal intensity seen in bilateral paricto-occipital regions as described,suggestive of periventricular leukomalacia .these are likely to represent sequale of prior ischancmic insult .suggestted clinical correlation. rest of the brain paaaarenchyma appearsnormal no significant abnormality noted in the orbits
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Nov 2012
How is general condition of your son. Surely that damage that occurs is irreversible but is he having any refractive error that should be corrected. Moreover a trial of low vision aids should be given to enhance his vision. A visual evoked potential test along with visual fields in better eye can guide us about his quality of his vision.
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Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Anupama Desai's  Response
Hello Sarlasuresh,

It is indeed very unfortunate for this to have occured to your son. Optic atrophy is an irreversible condition with cell death in the optic nerve. Unfortunately there is no known treatment for this and once atrophied the optic nerve cannot heal or regenerate. Neither is there a known treatment for its cure nor is there anything for prevention of its further progress/deterioration.

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