Japanese scientists reported new possible way of treating dry eyes, called replacement regenerative therapy. The usual treatment procedures, such as artificial tears, or special glasses, only treat the symptoms, but not the disease itself. Therefore the researchers from Tokyo University of Science decided to transplant bioengineered lacrimal glands and lipid-secreting harderian glands, which are essential for the tear production, starting with mice. The results of this experiment were positive, although more research is needed to confirm that this method can be used for humans.
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