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Stem cell discovery could lead to better treatments for blindness

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of the eye harbors special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions. This part of the eye is called the ‘corneal limbus’ and is a narrow gap lying between the transparent cornea and white sclera. The research, published in […]

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Stem cell therapies for vision recovery

Mount Sinai Researchers Awarded $1 Million Grant to Find New Stem Cell Therapies for Vision Recovery The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant that will support an effort to re-create a patient’s ocular stem […]

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First successful skin-to-eye stem cell transplant in humans

Special cells taken from the skin and turned into retinal cells show promise for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, a new study shows. AMD has long been considered an inevitable disorder of aging and is the primary cause of blindness in industrialized countries, affecting more than 2 […]

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First corneal stem cell transplant conducted in Ireland

On Tuesday 7th June 2016, the first Limbal Stem Cell transplant in Ireland was performed by Mr. William Power, Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH) in Dublin.   While this technique has been available in a number of other countries, until now this was not a treatment option available in Ireland. […]

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Stem cell surgery for eyesight

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A woman from Brunswick is getting ready to take a trip to Florida — one she hopes will change her life. Charlene Ouellet is legally blind and part of a clinical trial to receive a stem cell transplant that could end up having a major impact on her sight. “I’m very […]

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