Because neuromyelitis optica can trigger a variety of debilitating symptoms, comprehensive treatment is critical. At Stanford Health Care, you receive care from multiple specialists who address all your symptoms and any complications from the disease.
Your care team may include doctors and other care providers who specially treat neurological disorders, related eye conditions, pain, and physical disabilities.
In general, treatment for NMO focuses on treating the initial attack, then preventing future attacks and reducing their severity. Our specialists create a customized treatment plan, which may include one or more types of medication to prevent attacks and manage symptoms. Depending on your specific needs, your treatment plan may also include physical and occupational therapy.