Optic Nerve Damage (non-hereditary)
Also see detailed information about optic nerve damage due to:
- Hereditary cause ie, Leber's, Sjogren's, retinitis pigmentosa..
- Intraocular pressure ie, glaucoma and normal-pressure glaucoma.
Optic nerve damage impacts vision at the most fundamental level causing severe vision loss. The optic nerve is like a cable of more than a million tiny electrical wires, or nerve fibers each carrying a part of the visual information to the visual cortex in the brain. If these nerve fibers become damaged, the brain doesn't get all the vision information and our sight becomes blurred.
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Optic Nerve Support Package 1 (3-month supply)
Optic Nerve Support Saves $26.70
Optic Nerve A-Support Package 2 (3 months)
Optic Nerve Support Package
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Optic Nerve A-Support Package 1
Optic Nerve Support Package
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Optic Nerve GNA-Support Package (2 months)
Optic Nerve Support Package saves $39.42
Viteyes Optic Nerve Support Formula - 90 tablets
Supports healthy optic nerve function
Advanced Eye & Vision Support (whole food) Formula 60 vcaps
Whole food, wild crafted herbal vegetarian formula with vision antioxidants, chemical and preservative free.
ReVision Formula (wild-crafted herbal formula) 2 oz
For overall eye & general health, may reduce floaters.
Sublingual vision support - Vegetarian and GMO Free
Krill Oil with 8mg of astaxanthin per 2 capsules
Microcurrent Stimulation 100ile Purchase Option
AminoPro (Aminoguanidine) 75 mg 90 tablets
Dr. Grossman's Bilberry/Ginkgo Combination 2oz (60ml)
- Some types of optic nerve damage may result from nutritional deficiencies, therefore good nutrition is critical for healthy optic nerves. Nutritional optic neuropathy arises especially due to vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies. Certain nutrients such as lutein, vinpocetine, l-lysine, bilberry, alpha lipoic acid, magnesium and a number of other vitamins & enzymes and fish oil support optic nerve health.
- Daily Juicing is a good way to maximize the nutritional value of your diet. For the optic nerve we especially recommend a combination of some of these: ginger, parsley, beets, cabbage, carrots, endive, chlorophyll, wheat grasses, berries (all organic preferably). See more on juicing.
- Gypenosides Researchers have determined that gypenosides, from a Chinese medicinal plant might help protect the optic nerve.3
- Antioxidants There have been a number of studies indicating the oxidative stress is an important part of optic nerve problems and antioxidants may play an important role in treating the condition.
Because damage to the optic nerve can result from toxins and some medications, we recommend avoiding smoking which exposes the body and optic nerve to cyanide. In general consult carefully with your doctor about your medications and possible side-effects. This includes large-dose vitamin A, some heart medications, and some medications for malaria, diabetes, tuberculosis, some antibiotics, and oral contraceptives.
As with all other eye conditions, exercise is an important factor in your vision health protocol.
Optic Nerve Atrophy
Unlike optic neuritis, where swollen optic nerves can be repaired, there is, unfortunately, there is no effective treatment for optic atrophy. Once the nerve fibers in the optic nerve are lost they never heal or grow back. Therefore, the best defense for optic nerve atrophy is an early diagnosis because if the cause can be found and corrected, further damage can be prevented.
1. Y. Zong, et al, Blueberry Improves the Therapeutic Effect of Etanercept on Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Phase III Study, Tohoku Journal of Experimental
Medicine, October, 2015.
2. K. Kazmierczak, et al, Blood plasma levels of microelements in patients with history of optic neuritis, Current Eye Research, January, 2014, Vol 39.
3. K. Li, et al, Gypenosides might have neuroprotective and immunomodulatory effects on optic neuritis, Medical Hypotheses, May, 2014