Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells — a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported Wednesday.
The treatment worked completely in 82 of 107 eyes and partially in 14 others, with benefits lasting up to a decade so far. One man whose eyes were severely damaged more than 60 years ago now has near-normal vision.
"This is a roaring success," said ophthalmologist Dr. Ivan Schwab of the University of California, Davis, who had no role in the study — the longest and largest of its kind.
Answer by momof030404 at 9:27 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:22 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
Thought it was pretty cool....Can't imagine in 20-30 years what they will be able to do....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:26 PM on Jun. 23, 2010
I think stem cells are fantastic, as long as they are not coming from aborted fetuses.
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Answer by Rnurse at 11:29 AM on Jun. 25, 2010
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