Man's sight returns with cellular treatment of retinas

05/21/2013 | New Scientist

A therapy that uses stem cells has reportedly restored the sight of a man who suffered retinal cell degeneration. He is part of a trial testing the safety of stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells in reversing damage caused by dry age-related macular degeneration or Stargardt's macular dystrophy, two common causes of blindness. The vision in the man's affected eye is said to have improved from 20/400 to 20/40.

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