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The IOBA presents the results of clinical trials with cell therapy for corneal blindness

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Health Counselor Board, Javier Alvarez Guisasola, launched on Wednesday a clinical trial coordinated by Professor Margarita Calonge, IOBA’s on cell therapy applied to treat corneal blindness.
This study was coordinated by the IOBA and IBGM to demonstrate the long-term effectiveness of the epithelial stem cell transplantation of the cornea, previously cultivated to restore corneal blindness. Stem cells come from a healthy eye of the patient or family support.

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Stem cells used to repair eye surface

TONY EASTLEY: In a world first Melbourne researchers have rebuilt the surface of a human eye, using adult stem cells grown on a special type of contact lens.

One of the researchers is Karl Brown from the Centre for Eye Research Australia. He’s speaking with Ashley Hall.

KARL BROWN: We collected the adult stem cells from the very edge of the cornea. In the final version this could be the patient’s own eye if they have a good eye and an injured eye. Or it could be from material left over that is not used for a corneal transplant.

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