Adaptive Optics Imaging shows Rescue of Macula Cone Photoreceptors – Corrected Proof

Advanced age-related macular degeneration and inherited macular diseases remain largely untreatable. Clinical trials using stem cell transplantation have recently commenced and mark a further step in introducing cellular therapy for these diseases. Earlier techniques such as macular translocation and autologous retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), namely, choroidal transplantation demonstrated rescue of visual function in severe neovascular age-related macular degeneration. These studies aimed at long-term rescue of functional photoreceptors and macular anatomy.

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