What to Do If the Optic Nerve Is Damaged?

There are many diseases, which can lead to vision loss due to the damage of the optic nerves. Examples are glaucoma, optic nerve damage, and vision loss due to neuronal diseases or strokes. About one-third of all stroke patients suffer from impaired vision, which is about 2.1 million patients worldwide every year. For affected patients, this usually means a considerable impairment of their life quality due to visual field defects.

After years of research and clinical studies, Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Sabel developed a method that can help patients with optic nerve damage to improve their visual performance. For this purpose, he works in a multidisciplinary research network with physicians from Italy, Poland, Finland, and Germany. Currently, with his treatment of visually impaired patients after a stroke, he is pursuing a modern treatment approach, which is also the subject of the international research project REVIS.

But what do we mean by visual restitution for vision loss?

Visual Restitution Is a Modern Treatment Method for Vision Loss Due to Optic Nerve Damage.

Optic nerve damage cannot be completely repaired. But there is a chance to activate residual vision. The so-called savir-therapy, developed by Prof. Dr. Bernhard Sabel, takes advantage of the learning ability of the brain. With targeted and daily vision training and stimulation with non-invasive alternating current pulses, the visual ability of patients with optic nerve damage can be considerably improved.

Restore Vision After Vision Loss Due to Illness

With the newly developed Savir method, patients can regain better vision through electrostimulation. Electrostimulation is performed with a special brain stimulation device consisting of a stimulation unit and stimulation electrodes that are attached to the forehead. It is a device that has been tested in clinical studies and tested and approved by the German health authorities. The treatment procedure and the technical equipment used are constantly being further developed in ongoing research projects such as the REVIS project.

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