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New stem cell therapy could cure blindness

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 22, 2016 01:07 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified May 21, 2016

Upwards of 30 million people on the planet suffer from Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which causes pain and a black spot in the center of the patient’s vision that grows into eventual blindness. Recently, studies conducted at University College London reveal a possible cure for the first time in history. Professor Pete Coffey has been working to develop a treatment using a patient’s own stem cells for the past eight years, and the first patient to receive the treatment—just last August—is...






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