A 60-year old woman in the UK is the first person to undergo a pioneering new procedure to treat impaired vision, based on taking a single stem cell and growing it into a patch of cells which can used to repair damaged eye tissue. The procedure, carried out in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, could represent a significant breakthrough in the treatment of blindness and visual impairment.
?Although this procedure is Embryonic cell based, rather than using?Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC), it again illustrates the advances and the aspirations of Scientists using stem cell therapies? comments Scott Wolf, CEO of Grace Century. He adds ?I have said it many times?this treatment represents the future it is incredible to think where will we be in 10 years!?