New Stem Cell Therapy May Reverse Half of All Cases of Blindness

Two elderly patients in the United Kingdom recently underwent a breakthrough form of stem cell therapy, restoring their eyesight and essentially reversing macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an age-related eye disease that eventually leads to blindness. The disease is responsible for about 50% of all cases of blindness. The macula is the part of the eye that allows forward vision.… More →

Advanced U.K. Stem Cell Therapy Restores Sight To Two Macular Degeneration Patients

British eye doctors are becoming pioneers in the war on macular degeneration, and their cutting-edge stem cell techniques have cured blindness in two elderly patients. It’s an incredible victory in which cells from a human embryo were grown into a patch that doctors carefully inserted into the back of the eye under rods and cones. These new embryo cells replaced… More →