Stem Cell Therapy for Macular Degeneration Perfected

British scientists have announced that they have perfected a stem cell therapy for macular degeneration that will reverse the eye disease.  Pioneered initially at the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London and Moorfields eye hospital, the stem cell therapy involves replacing a layer of degenerated eye cells with embroyonic stem cells.

It is expected that Pfizer, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies will provide financial backing for the stem cell therapy for macular degeneration.  More information on this arrangement can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo/news090424.php.

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  1. Lee Benson says:

    I am looking for a possible stem cell aproach applicable to macular degeneration in america.I either read or heard that stem cells from the scent area of the patient were implanted in the macula .Any guidance that you would give me would be appreciated .
    Lee Benson

  2. Derryl Johnston says:

    I was just diagnosed with macular degeneration. I am a 60 year old female. In May, at my yearly visit to the ophamologist, I was fine and never mentioned a problem to my doctor. By September, faces were very blury.

    My doctor mention stem cell therapy. HELP!!

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