Medindia

X

See Again With Stem Cell Treatment

by Rathi Manohar on  June 25, 2010 at 5:33 PM Genetics & Stem Cells News   - G J E 4
Scientists, in a new trial used stem cells to help 82 people blinded by chemical or heat burns to see again.
See Again With Stem Cell Treatment
See Again With Stem Cell Treatment
Advertisement

According to New Scientist, of the 107 eye patients treated, some as long as a decade ago, the successful cases had sight restored to a level up to 0.9 on a visual acuity scale, in which 1 represents perfect vision, reports Graziella Pellegrini at the University of Modena in Italy.

Advertisement
For patients who had burns only in one eye, researchers treated them with corneal stem cells extracted from their good eye.

The stem cells were taken from the limbus, a disc surrounding the iris and restored transparency to corneas that had become opaque via the destruction of the damaged eye's store of corneal stem cells.

The results were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All