Can Stem Cells Cure Optic Nerve Damage And Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Nerve injury may drastically reduce a person’s quality of life. Some nerve injury causes severe pain, while others have the reverse effect, making it difficult to feel anything at all. Dealing with these symptoms may be aggravating for patients, particularly when effective therapy choices seem to be few and far between. Hearing about stem cell therapy for nerve injury may be extremely exciting if you have nerve damage. Is nerve regeneration treatment like this effective?

IS STEM CELL THERAPY FOR NERVE REGENERATION EFFECTIVE?

Stem cell therapy for nerve injury has a lot of potential, and it has a lot of advantages over other, more conventional therapies like surgery. It has been shown in studies to decrease overall peripheral nerve damage while also enhancing tissue regeneration. This therapy may restore full functional recovery in some instances, but not all.

The issue that many patients truly want answered is whether or not stem cell treatment will work for them. For four major reasons, answering the question is difficult:

• There are many types of chronic damage • New damage may be simpler to cure than existing damage • Each patient’s health condition is different • Nerve regeneration is a very new area

To put it another way, although there are compelling scientific grounds to be optimistic about stem cells’ potential for healing nerve injury, it’s yet too early to guarantee their efficacy in every instance. Some people may have incredible improvements, but each person’s physique and circumstances are unique. Furthermore, nerve damage and therapies for systemic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s vary significantly from those for peripheral nerve damage caused by diabetes.

HOW DOES NERVE DAMAGE STEM CELL TREATMENT WORK?

Nerve regeneration is the focus of stem cell treatments. Mesenchymal stem cells and Schwann cells are taken from the patient’s own body in this kind of therapy. MSCs and Schwann cells are derived from bone marrow and fatty tissue, respectively. When they’re ready, they’re injected into the damaged area. Stem cells have the ability to change into almost any tissue, including new neurons and supporting cells that help the body generate more neurons on its own.

How does Retinitis Pigmentosa stem cell treatment work?

Most individuals with Retinal Dystrophies and associated retinal diseases who have received novel therapies utilising umbilical cord derived adult stem cells have demonstrated significant improvements in visual acuity, visual field, light sensitivity, and night vision.

Furthermore, following stem cell therapy, disease development was substantially slowed, resulting in years of eyesight preservation.

Patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa who get stem cell treatment typically see improvements in the following areas:

• Nystagmus • Visual acuity • Light perception • Field of vision • Night vision • Color vision

 

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