Stem cells to treat blindness in humans

A team of researchers from the Japanese “Osaka” University and the British “Cardiff” University succeeded in the development types of eye tissue from stem cells, and between these types of tissue, tissue of the lens and the cornea and conjunctiva have been grown in human stem cells.

The scientists transfer transplanted tissue to rabbits and monkeys “macaque”, which was suffering from blindness due to corneal and infected infants by katarakt (cataract lens) which resulted restore sight to everyone.

The scientists pointed out that the method of treatment of eye diseases  by using developed tissue from stem cells allows to prevent exposure sufferers by eye disease to the risk of rejection of new elements to the eye, and scientists expressed confidence that this achievement is an important step towards the cure blindness, whatever its nature.

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