Stem cells restore sight to two elderly

In a promising step for the success of stem cells in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, which is more forms of blindness and vision loss are common, the doctors managed to cure two of the elderly in the United Kingdom, able to see clearly after undergoing their treatment leading moorfields eye hospital in London.

According to the network of British Broadcasting Corporation BBC, has received two elderly patients, one man in at work and the other female at the beginning of the age of 60, the stem cell treatment, which is based on the growth of stem cells from human embryo on a patch they are planted neatly in the back of the eye.

Usually visual acuity already patient Douglas, who suffered from loss of vision in his right eye three years ago, while he can now read his newspaper everyday with ease, as the patient becomes other able to read 60 to 80 words per minute, after long suffered from the inability to read.

The doctors say that their experiences clinical, which will be 8 other patients in its next phase, aims to dispel the fears that stem cells transplanted into cancer cells, despite the absence of signs of that happening until now.

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