Jun 05, 2009    Views: 3056

Stems cell on contact lenses restore sight



These days there are so many advances using stem cells that it is hard to choose which one to talk about. Yet, here is an example that is worth sharing: harvesting stem cells from a patient's own damaged cornea, culturing them on a contact lens, and then placing the contact lens back on the patient's damaged cornea. Within 10 days the cells recolonize the cornea, leading to a significant sigh improvement within weeks. 

The abstract, A contact lens-based technique for expansion and transplantation of autologous epithelial progenitors for ocular surface reconstruction (Transplantation 87(10): 1571-1578), can be accessed here.


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anonymous said:

This is amazing! And I'm only reading about it now!

Posted on Sep 08, 2011 10:55 PM

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