Optic nerve atrophy is defined as nerve damage that predisposes to degeneration or destruction of the optic nerve. It can be caused by vascular disorders secondary to retinal degeneration, metabolic diseases, accidents, glaucoma, or toxicity; it has even been reported to be associated with vitamin B12 deficiency. Optic nerve atrophy is characterized by a decrease in visual acuity, a lessening of pupillary contraction, and pallor in the optical disc.
Traditionally it believed that the optic nerve is not capable of regeneration. For that reason, when referring to the optic nerve atrophy in general, we are dealing with a severe disorder.
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ProgenCell’s procedures are scientifically designed and professionally followed; we have one goal in mind: substantial health improvement of people with simple logistics.
We do not suggest that patients substitute their current medical doctor or abandon current treatments. Since this is a long-term protocol, is necessary that your current medical doctor continues to follow up on your case.
Information: Our medical experts study your case, your current condition as well as your health history. After a full evaluation it is decided if you could be eligible to participate in this protocol, and receive cell therapy. A multidisciplinary medical committee studies your case and honestly considers your improvement potential.
After your case is evaluated, a ProgenCell staff member will contact you regarding your particular case and potential benefits. We also answer any question you may have about the procedure or the requirements to make it happen.
Plan: Once you have consented, we can plan ahead. Because of ProgenCell’s high demand, it is necessary to schedule a date for your procedure at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance. Exceptions can be made when the condition of the patient requires urgent care.
Conditioning and medical procedure: When your appointment is scheduled, we will assign you an agent that will become your personal assistant related to your medical procedure. This assistant will be able to help you with administrative tasks, logistics, planning your stay, communication with the medical staff, etc. Your personal agent will provide you the proper documentation to complete your medical records and will explain the informed consent. In short, we will coordinate all that’s necessary for a practical and easy stay with ProgenCell. The complete treatment – from beginning to end- will take from 3 to 6 hours, depending on the case. During your recovery time you will have access to a telephone, TV and internet.