Stem Cells Cultured On Contact Lens Restore Sight In Patients With Blinding Corneal Disease

This stuff is SO amazing!!!!

Stem Cells Cultured On Contact Lens Restore Sight In Patients With Blinding Corneal Disease

ScienceDaily (June 5, 2009) — In a world-first breakthrough, University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical researchers have used stem cells cultured on a simple contact lens to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease.

Sight was significantly improved within weeks of the procedure, which is simple, inexpensive and requires a minimal hospital stay.

The research team from UNSW’s School of Medical Sciences harvested stem cells from patients’ own eyes to rehabilitate the damaged cornea. The stem cells were cultured on a common therapeutic contact lens which was then placed onto the damaged cornea for 10 days,    [read the rest:  Science Daily]

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