06/23/2010 // Los Angeles, California, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Los Angeles – Researchers found stem cells may help reverse blindness in people whose eye damage was caused by chemical burns. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a recent report from an Italian study found a treatment in which burn victims received transplants of their own stem cells to work for 96 of 107 eyes, with 82 receiving complete benefits.
The treatment is stated to not yield the same results for people whose blindness or eye damage is attributed to macular degeneration, or those with complete blindness in both eyes, but may offer hope to thousands who suffer eye damage from caustic chemicals.
More information about the study may be available in the recent online publication of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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