Spanish scientists report use of adult stem cells to treat corneal blindness. The University Institute of Applied Oftal-molecular Biology in Valladolid, and the Institute of Genetic and Molecular Biology, report a positive result in 90% of patients who have undergone the new treatment. Patients receive transplants of adult stem cells to regenerate the cornea. The doctors note that as many as 88,000 people in Spain could benefit from this adult stem cell treatment. They also say that applying this technique for various types of blindness could reduce health care costs.
This news from Spain follows a similar report of restoring sight to patients in the U.K. with adult stem cells.
Celulas madre adultas son un gran avance de la medicina!
[Adult stem cells are a great advance for medicine!]