Study uses stem cells to treat glaucoma

12/5/2012 | Medical News Today

Researchers in the U.K. are studying a potential treatment for glaucoma that employs patients' own stem cells. Researchers reported a 50% reduction in the loss of optic nerve fibers with the infusion of olfactory ensheathing cells near the optic nerve. The method also lessened damage to optic nerve tissue. Researchers said the method may lead to a future technique that could prevent blindness from glaucoma.

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