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Stem Cell Injection May Soon Reverse Age-Related Vision Loss

by Ricky Piper Published on 16th Apr 2015

by Ricky Piper Published on 16th April 2015

An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai - a non-profit hospital and research institution in Los Angeles, USA. 

Currently, there is no available treatment for age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 65. However, during a study in which a single-injection of adult-derived human cells was administered to rats with the disease, the treatment was found to preserve the subject's vision for 130 days; a period that would equate to 16 years in humans. 

Read the full study in Stem Cells