Retinal Disease

Blindness 

More than 1 million Americans are legally blind and another 3.2 million suffer from visual impairment. There are many different causes of blindness like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa that leads to impaired vision.

Stem cells are being explored as a potential therapy to replace these damages cells in the eyes.

TRIAL HYPOTHESIS CLINICAL TRIAL ID
Can autologous (their own) bone marrow derived stem cells be used to treat retinal/optic nerve damage and disease? NCT03011541 MD Stem Cells Connecticut USA
Can cultured stem cells from the epithelium of the cornea be used to treat blindness associated with corneal pathologies? NCT02948023 L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, India