Cord Blood Stem Cells For Corneal Regeneration

cornea stem cells

Vision loss often occurs when corneal epithelial cells are lost or do not regenerate fast enough. In data presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Dr. David Harris demonstrated that cord blood stem cells can differentiate into these cells and form a cell sheet that is indistinguishable from corneal epithelial cells.

When transplanted in animals, cord blood stem cells improved the appearance of the corneal surface. These results suggest that cord blood could provide a future therapeutic option for individuals with disorders of the ocular surface. The treatment involves replacing a layer of degenerated cells with new ones created from stem cells.

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