28 May 2009

Stem cell repair of corneal injuries

A remarkably simple, logical, and reportedly effective new treatment for injured corneas. Stem cells are harvested from the healthy eye and cultured on a contact lens, which is then placed on the injured cornea:
The three patients treated so far had very poor vision caused by corneal disease - the fourth most common form of blindness, affecting around 10 million worldwide...

'Unlike other techniques, it requires no foreign human or animal products, only the patient’s own serum, and is completely non-invasive.

'There's no suturing, there is no major operation. You don’t need any fancy equipment.'
Via Neatorama.

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