Nov 05, 2017
"An innovative therapy for blindness that is attributed with restoring some sight in people with previously untreatable vision loss is being offered in Dubai. The procedure, called bone marrow fraction therapy, was developed by Dr Jeffrey Weiss, a retinal surgeon based in Florida in the US."
Mar 08, 2016
"Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects around 15 million people in the U.S. alone, and globally up to 30 million. For most victims, vitamins and pain relief are the best treatment available. But Professor Pete Coffey of University College London is pioneering a new therapy that could stop the disease in its tracks, and restore vision to the blind, through the London Project to Cure Blindness."
Mar 04, 2016
"In an amazing case of one part of the human head helping another, it is not just possible but probable that a person’s teeth may one day help their eyes, if they are suffering from corneal scarring."
Mar 01, 2016
Fox News Health
"Corneal disease causes nearly 10 percent of blindness cases worldwide, and the condition is typically treated with donor corneas. But researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have discovered that stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be manipulated to form cells of the eye’s cornea— a finding that may provide an easier procedure to repair corneal scarring."
Oct 11, 2015
"Dr. Henry Klassen is using stem cells to cure retinitis pigmentosa. “We’ve believed it’s possible to rescue and even rejuvenate rods and cones in the degenerating retina,” Klassen says. “Now that our method have been validated, I’m optimistic that stem cell-based treatments will help people with failing vision.”"
Sep 04, 2015
"Not only may the treatment restore their vision, it can remove pain from the cornea..."
Feb 26, 2015
"Scientists have taken a key step toward the development of what could be a breakthrough treatment for corneal blindness, a condition that affects millions of people around the world."
Feb 23, 2015
"Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine say the dental pulp found in wisdom teeth is rich in stem cells that someday could be used to repair injured corneas."
Oct 15, 2014
"Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for people over the age of 50. Scientists have discovered a new therapy that may actually restore sight in those affected. Scientists are excited not only because it worked, and helped some people see clearly again, but also because this study puts a focus on an new kind of stem cell therapy, using skin cells."
Oct 15, 2014
Boston Business Journal
"The main goal of the study was to show that process is safe, but the treatment appeared to have stopped progression of the disease in 17 out of 18 of the patients. In addition, the majority of them performed better on the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) visual acuity exam."
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