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24 June 2010 @ 07:38 pm
Study Shows Damaged Corneas May Be Regenerated With Patients' Stem Cells  
Study Shows Damaged Corneas May Be Regenerated With Patients' Stem Cells

snippet: A regenerative treatment that uses stem cells taken from the patient's own eyes is helping some blind patients see again.

Italian researchers report that the stem cell procedure resulted in successful corneal transplantation in three-fourths of patients with blindness in one or both eyes, caused in most patients by chemical or thermal burns.

Vision was at least partially restored in patients who did not have major damage to other parts of the affected eye
 
 
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