Stem Cells in Ophthalmology Update 16: Results of First Embryonic Stem Cells in Treatment of Eye Disease Reported in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Two significant events were reported today by Advanced Cell Technology. First, the company said that a peer-reviewed publication of clinical results from its first patients treated at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute had been placed online by the UK’s The Lancet. The study reported on the four-month results of a safety study initiated in human patients last July. In that study, one eye of a patient with Stargardt’s macular dystrophy (SMD), and another with the dry form of AMD were given doses of human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells.

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