Understanding NAION: Natural Treatment for Eye Stroke NAION (Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy)

Are you or someone you know suffering from an eye stroke (NAION)? Discover effective Natural Treatment for Eye Stroke NAION that can help heal and restore your eyesight. In this article, we explore various options, providing the information you need to make informed decisions about your eye health.
Natural Treatment for Eye Stroke NAION


Are you or someone you know suffering from an eye stroke? If so, you’re not alone. Eye stroke can be a debilitating condition, affecting your vision and overall quality of life. Thankfully, there are effective natural treatments available that can help heal and restore your eyesight. In this article, we will explore these treatment options, providing you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your eye health.

What is NAION?

Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION) is a significant eye condition that can lead to sudden vision loss, primarily affecting individuals over the age of 50.

NAION occurs when there is a reduced blood flow to the optic nerve, specifically affecting the front (anterior) part of the optic nerve. This reduction leads to swelling of the optic nerve and subsequent vision impairment, typically resulting in sudden vision loss and, if untreated, can have lasting effects.

It stands as the second most common form of optic neuropathy after glaucoma. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options is crucial for managing this condition effectively.

Causes and Risk Factors of NAION

NAION often appears suddenly and is influenced by several risk factors:

  • Existing conditions: High blood pressure and diabetes are significant contributors, with approximately 50% of NAION cases linked to hypertension and 25% to diabetes.
  • Glaucoma: Individuals with glaucoma are at an increased risk.
  • Lifestyle factors: Obesity, tobacco use, and sleep apnea, which may cause oxygen deprivation during sleep, also elevate the risk.
  • Medications: Certain medications, such as those for erectile dysfunction (e.g., Viagra, Cialis) and heart arrhythmias, as well as the overuse of nasal decongestants, can increase the likelihood of developing NAION.

Symptoms of NAION

The primary symptom of NAION is a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes. This vision loss can vary in severity and may manifest as a blurry or dark area in the visual field that appears unexpectedly.

Diagnosis and Treatment of NAION

Diagnosis of NAION involves a comprehensive eye examination focusing on the swelling of the optic disc, where the optic nerve enters the eye. Unfortunately, there is no definitive cure for NAION. Treatments such as oral prednisone or anti-VEGF injections are used to manage symptoms but do not address the underlying condition.

In-office Treatments and At-home Programs

For managing NAION and supporting overall eye health, Dr. Rosenfarb offers specialized in-office treatments and at-home programs:

  • In-office treatments with Dr. Rosenfarb’s AcuVision Recovery: This program utilizes acupuncture and other advanced techniques to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation, potentially easing symptoms of NAION.
  • At-home treatments with the ACS 3000 program: This program allows patients to continue their treatment at home with guided protocols designed to support eye health and recovery.

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About Dr. Andy Rosenfarb

Andy Rosenfarb, ND, L.Ac has been leading the field in integrated treatment methods since 1997 that combine Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine and new cutting-edge therapies to help people suffering from debilitating eye diseases to maintain and improve their eyesight.

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