Once they were blind, now they see. Patients cured by stem cell ‘miracle’

Source: Independent

Controversial medical breakthrough restores vision – now doctors hope to repeat the success.

Two blind people have shown signs of being able to see again – despite having incurable eye disease – following a revolutionary operation involving the transplant of stem cells derived from a human embryo.

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A third patient, a Yorkshire man who volunteered to take part in a similar trial in Britain, had a similar transplant operation last week involving the injection of embryonic stem cells into the damaged retina at the back of the eye.

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