Man's sight returns with Advanced Cell's stem cell treatment

05/21/2013 | New Scientist

An experimental stem cell treatment developed by Advanced Cell Technology restored the sight of a man who suffered retinal cell degeneration, according to the company. The patient is part of a trial testing the safety of stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells in reversing damage caused by dry age-related macular degeneration or Stargardt's macular dystrophy, two common causes of blindness. The vision in the man's affected eye is said to have improved from 20/400 to 20/40.

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