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Reversing blindness with stem cell therapy

KUHF-FM (88.7, Houston), February 5, 2011

Scientists in Italy found a way to reverse blindness in people whose corneas were damaged by chemical burns, report UTMB’s Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in this week’s installment of Medical Discovery News. “Although artificial and donated corneas are treatment options, both can involve complications. Another option being tried involves stem cells. … Of the 121 patients who were treated, an astounding 82 (or two-thirds of the patients) got their sight back. Fourteen had partial restoration.” MDN airs locally at 10 a.m. every Saturday on KUHF-FM.


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