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Stem Cell Treatment To Cure the Most Common Cause of Blindness

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    Last Updated: April 19, 2009

    The Times Online reports that researchers from the Guild of Ophthalmology at University College London and Moorfields recognition sanatorium receive developed prevail over chamber remedial programme that can present age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most regular engender of blindness. They are currently poignant the treatment including the regulatory imprimatur organize, and clinical trials are expected to start within two years. Quoting: “Beneath the unique treatment, embryonic withstand cells are transformed into replicas of the missing cells. They are then placed on an imitation membrane which is inserted in the backtrack from of the retina. … [Professor Pete Coffey, kingpin of the London Reckon to Nostrum Blindness] said the treatment would follow ‘less than an hour, so it really could be considered as an outpatient procedure. We are trying to get it out as a common therapy.’

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