First Patient Receives Stem Cell Treatment for Blindness

Source: CBS News

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 | Blindness , Medical Studies

The first patient has received a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in the UK that doctors hope will be effective against a common cause of blindness. According to a statement released today, the procedure was performed on a 60-year-old woman with a condition called age-related macular degeneration at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital last month. The procedure was deemed successful and there have been no complications to date, the statement said.

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