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What to Do If the Optic Nerve Is Damaged?

There are many diseases, which can lead to loss of vision due to optic nerve damage. Examples are glaucoma or optic nerve damage and vision loss due to neuronal diseases or strokes. Diabetes mellitus can also lead to impaired vision. For affected patients this means a considerable impairment of their quality of life due to visual field defects.

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Bernhard Sabel developed a method which can help patients with optic nerve damage to a better vision. For this purpose he works together in an interdisciplinary research network with physicians from Italy, Poland, Finland and Germany. He is currently pursuing a modern treatment approach with his treatment of visually impaired patients after a stroke, which is also the subject of the international research project REVIS.
What is 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 on the one hand and stimulation by means of non-invasive alternating current pulses on the other, the vision of patients with optic nerve damage can be considerably improved.

Back to Better Vision After Vision Loss Due to Illness

With the modern 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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