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Suggest treatment for vision loss due to glaucoma

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
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Glaucoma has damaged the optic nerve to the extent that my wife's vision is severely impaired. Is there such a thing as an optic nerve implant ? and would that have the possibility of restoring some vision? Thank you, XXXXXXX K Goodman
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
transorbital alternating current stimulation

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
It had long been thought that damage to the optic nerves lead to permanent impairments in everyday activities such as reading, driving, and spatial orientation. But a new method treating such patients with low levels of non-invasive, repetitive, transorbital alternating current stimulation (rtACS) for 10 days (30-40 min per day) significantly reduces visual impairment and markedly improves vision related quality of life.
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DR De
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Brief Answer: transorbital alternating current stimulation Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX It had long been thought that damage to the optic nerves lead to permanent impairments in everyday activities such as reading, driving, and spatial orientation. But a new method treating such patients with low levels of non-invasive, repetitive, transorbital alternating current stimulation (rtACS) for 10 days (30-40 min per day) significantly reduces visual impairment and markedly improves vision related quality of life. Hope i have answered your query Regards DR De