Stem Cells Restore Sight

by Irma Arkus

Three patients suffering from acute corneal disease had their sight restored using an experimental stem cell technique.

The findings, published in journal Transplantation, reveal a simple technique using stem cells that would attach themselves to damaged areas of removed corneal lens tissue. The technique is touted to be so simple that it require no sophisticated equipment and could be used to restore sight in third world countries.

The process lasts only 10-14 days and results speak of moderate improvements in sight. [TheAustralianNews]