The cornea is the transparent front section of the eye covering the iris and pupil. Scientists in Japan are treating damaged corneas using stem cells. The surgeon reports that the procedure has led to improved vision. Stem cells in the cornea may be the future with regard to refreshing and repairing corneas and vision loss.
There is only one cornea available for transplant per 70 needed. Stem cells may be the answer to closing the gap.
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"World first: Doctors use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to repair cornea"