Eye Health

23 November 2010

Stem cell trial offers hope for vision patients

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new stem cell clinical trial that may bring new vision to people.

Christopher Goodrich of Portland, Oregon, can't wait to stick a needle in his eye.

Goodrich, 55, retired last year from his job as coordinator for veteran's services at Portland State University when his Stargardt's macular dystrophy suddenly and inexplicably worsened.


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