Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in a patient with optic nerve atrophy: A case report

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Optic atrophy is one of the alarming conditions with no promising treatment. In clinical practices, Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is widely used for nerve regeneration in this era. A 5-year-old female patient presented in Al-Ibrahim eye hospital with the complaint of headache and painless decrease in vision for 3 years. Ocular examination showed that best corrected visual acuity hand motion (HM) in the right eye. All the other vital sign in their normal range. After the bio-microscopic examination it was observed that the anterior segments were exceptionally intact in both eyes with a slight sluggish pupillary reaction in the right eye and increased intraocular pressure of 10mmgh in both eyes. 0.05ml plasma rich platelete with recombinant human nerve growth factor was given to the patient. After the 6th injection, visual acuity improved from HM to 6/24 with changed disc colour.

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Medical Forum