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Posted by: Marijke | 2009/09/23

Stem cells - retina, cornea

Has stem cells been used to grow retina' s and or cornea? If not is it in the pipeline and what is the time line.

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Efforts to use stem cells to restore vision in settings in which there is retinal or corneal damage have to date been promising, but only in the experimental setting. A range of stem cells from different sources are currently being investigated for the treatment of retinal injury.

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