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 Two patients get eye stem cell transplanted to restore sight

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Suzanne Sawatski



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PostSubject: Two patients get eye stem cell transplanted to restore sight   Tue May 22, 2012 7:55 pm

Stem cell research and treatments can be a very controversial topic, however, this article shows how benifical it can be. The article talks about two patients who are the first in the UK to get stem cells transplanted into their eyes to potentially restore their sight. Both suffer from corneal blindness, and this treatment is believed to reverse this condition. Until now the only treatment would have been to get a transplant of cornea tissue from an organ donor. With this first of a kind treatment in the UK, many people may be able to get their vision restored if the two trial patients bring forth positive results. This is amazing news for those would have lost their sight as this can allow them to see the world again, or in some cases, for the first time. With continued research, it may be possible to find that this treatment also can treat other conditions in the eye that causes blindness, or even find new ways.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18137879
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