Hope For The Blind? Stem Cells Improve Vision

Two older women, both legally blind from degenerative eye disease, have regained some of their sight, thanks to an experimental treatment using human stem cells, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, report. This is the first time human embryonic stem cells have been used to treat eye disease. The researchers, with UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute, caution that it’s far too early to call this a cure, but lead researcher Steven D. Schwartz, M.D., a professor of ophthalmalogy, …