New research being done with stem cells found in the human eye. These cells will need more research before they can start using them but they can help people who lost their vision to macular degeneration, diabetes, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and many other diseases. -MDA
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered stem cells in the human eye which can be transformed into light sensitive cells and potentially reverse blindness
Hope for blind as scientists find stem cell reservoir in human eye
Scientists have discovered stem cells in the human eye which can be turned into photoreceptor cells and potentially reverse blindness. Hundreds of thousands of people who are registered blind have been offered new hope after scientists discovered special stem cells in the human eye which can be altered to pick up light.
“More research is now needed to develop this approach before these cells are used in patients.” The loss of photoreceptors cells causes irreversible blindness. Age related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in the developed world…
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Source: The Telegraph