Retinal degeneration is associated with the degeneration of retinal pigment epithelium which provides support for critical normal vision. Age-related macular disease and many other factors can cause retinal degeneration. Stem Cell Therapy for Retinal Transplant in Mexico aims at reversing blindness due to retinal degeneration.
A clinical study  da Cruz L, Fynes K1, Georgiadis O, Kerby J
Phase 1 clinical study of an embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium patch in age-related macular degeneration.
“This work supports the feasibility and safety of hESC-RPE patch transplantation as a regenerative strategy for AMD….”
View in Article used an RPE patch on patients with Age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This work supported the feasibility and safety of hESC-RPE patch transplantation as a treatment for AMD.
Another phase 1 study used autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells for patients with hereditary retinal dystrophy. It showed that the therapy did not have any adverse events and offers a promising treatment in this field.
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