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Using Stem Cells To Restore Sight

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Using stem cell therapy, a team of Italian researchers was able to restore sight for patients who had been blinded or suffered severely impaired vision after suffering a chemical burn. In a study of 106 patients treated between 1998 and 2007, researchers were able to extract adult stem cells from healthy eye tissue, grow additional stem cells in the lab and secure them over the damaged eye tissue. Of 107 eyes treated during the study, the researchers from the University of Modena's Center for Regenerative Medicine were able to restore sight completely in 82 eyes, and partially in 14 more.

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And deafness too it seems (link).

It's a bit like magic isn't it?

I have a condition called retinitis pigmentosa which can lead to blindness. When I was first diagnosed, there was no hope of a cure. Now, through stem cell research, there is a possibility that one may be developed.

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