New treatments could help prevent sight loss for children with eye cancer

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28 November 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity, Fight for Sight, is launching a campaign to raise awareness of eye cancer retinoblastoma and is announcing funding for vital research that could help save the sight of children with the condition. Researchers at Newcastle University will be using the latest pioneering stem cell techniques to develop a ‘model’ for the disease that could result in improved

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Acid attack victim may regain sight after stem cell operation 24 years after being blinded by thugs

19 June 2018
Source: Evening Standard/Moorfields Eye Hospital

The victim of an agonising corrosive attack has been given hope his sight can be restored after 24 years, thanks to a stem cell procedure at a pioneering London hospital. James O’Brien was 18 when he had ammonia sprayed in his face, blinding him in the right eye. Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital have learned how to take stem cells

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Macular Society: The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained enough vision to be able to read.

20 March 2018
Source: Macular Society

The first patients to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells for people with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained enough vision to be able to read. The study is a major milestone for the London Project to Cure Blindness, which was funded by the Macular Society in 2008. AMD is the most common cause of sight loss

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BBC: Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

29 September 2015
Source: BBC

Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients.    The procedure was performed on a woman aged 60 at Moorfields Eye Hospital. It involved “seeding” a tiny patch with specialised eye cells and implanting it at the back of the retina. The

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