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Stem Cells Implantation: Is it the Way of the Future?

http://www.evrs.eu/medias/2008/congress/Stem-Cells-Implantation:-Is-it-the-Way-of-the-Future.flv Yvette Ducournau, Claude Boscher, Didier Ducournau Stem cells have been identified in vitro in the Ciliary Body (« ciliary margin ») of animals and  in post mortem adult human eyes. To our knowledge, culture of Ciliary Body-derived Retinal Progenitors from the adult human eye in vivo has never been published. We have very recently...

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Autologous Iris Pigment Epithelium Cell Transplantation for Treatment of Dry Macular Degeneration: 2 Year Follow-up

Narendra Armogan, MD, FRCS(C) (Mississauga, Canada), Fareed Ali, MD, FRCS(C) (Toronto, Canada), Alan Kosaric, MD (Oakville, Canada) PURPOSE: Can Autologous Iris Pigment Cell transplantation for Dry Macular Degeneration be used as a treatment to prevent the relentless progression of the disease as measured by functional and structural analysis; additionally, can improvement of visual acuity in patients by virtue of rescuing neuro-retinal...

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