Artificial cells in the retina helps to restore sight to blind

A group of scientists from the Institute of Ricken (Japan) have grown from the stem cells of the artificial retina. Her transplant in the very near future could become reality in surgery. Such operations will give back sight to blind people with a rare genetic disease.

Pigmentary retinal degeneration develops as a result of irreversible genetic mutations. To cure this blindness need not only to transplant the retina, but also to make so that these cells engraft. While it sounds farfetched, but in the coming years, these transactions may be effectuated in the leading clinics of the world.

While there are first positive results of experiments on rats and monkeys. Scientists managed to restore sight to a minimum of two monkeys. This gives hope that soon scientists will be able to help people with retinitis pigmentosa.

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