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Stem cell treatment to get back your sight

The story of Taylor Binns, who suffered from a rare eye disease, which led him to gradually lose his sight, shows the amazing possibilities that stem cell technologies offer to the medical profession. A team of scientists from Toronto helped to save Taylor’s sight by performing so called limbal stem cell transplant, an innovative treatment … Read more

First bionic eye implanted

After the approval of the US Food and Drug administration, the first implantation of bionic eye (artificial retina) took place at University of Michigan, US. The surgeries were performed by Thiran Jayasundera, M.D., and David N. Zacks, M.D., Ph.D.,  for patients with degenerative and blinding eye diseases. The procedure was used for patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa, … Read more