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Is there a clinical trial procedure that can be performed for someone that has optic nerve

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Is there a clinical trial procedure that can be performed for someone that has optic nerve damage? This damage developed
from Traumatic Glaucoma after I was hit in the eye playing softball?

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I am sorry to say that once the optic nerve has been damaged nothing can be done to regain lost function. There are no clinical trials available.

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The only thing that can be done and, from what you have posted it seems that you are already doing it, is to treat any issues (such a glaucoma) so that no further damage occurs. Visual function that is lost due to optic nerve damage can never be regained.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

What more specific info. do you need? I'm asking about clinical trials.
My original question has the details.


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Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 65

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I have had surgery, and currently taking Xalatan and Azopt. The Azopt I take twice per day and the Xalatan once per day, bth in the right eye.

There is nothing that can be done to repair the damage to your optic nerve.

There are no clinical trials that can help you.

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