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Blindness now need not wait for donors

Posted on: May 15, 2009

Patients suffering from blindness now need not wait for donors as doctors
have found a way to treat many with the stem cells derived from the cornea of a dead body.

Doctors at the AIIMS and a private clinic in the national capital are using corneal surface stem cells from a cadaver’s (dead person) eye for curing corneal injuries in many.

“We have used the corneal surface stem cells of cadaver’s eye for patients with corneal injury and have been able to correct many vision,” Dr Radhika Tandon, Associate Professor, Department of Opthalmology, AIIMS said, adding, “This has been done on over more than 100 patients of corneal injury.”…Read More

Courtesy From NDTV

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1 Response to "Blindness now need not wait for donors"

I’ve heard a lot about stem cells and its amazing power of healing many human illnesses. Thanks for people who continuously search for ways to heal and treat people from sicknesses. Our doctors really deserve appreciation and a visit. Thanks for sharing this. This site might also be helpful.

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