Two studies presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in Orlando, FL, have proposed methods to differentiate autologous non-embryonic stem cells into various eye cells that can be utilized to replace damaged tissue in patients with impaired vision. In one study the researchers converted stem cells in the front of the eye to nerve cells in the back of the eye. In the second, stem cells were introduced to specific growth factors that promoted their development into eye tissue.
Currently, 20.6 million Americans suffer from visual impairment with few available treatment options. This treatment breakthrough has the potential to lead to the development of clinical treatments to restore vision to patients suffering from a wide range of visual impairments.
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