More than 1 million Americans are legally blind and another 3.2 million suffer from visual impairment. There are many different causes of blindness like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa that leads to impaired vision.
Stem cells are being explored as a potential therapy to replace these damages cells in the eyes.
|TRIAL HYPOTHESIS||CLINICAL TRIAL ID|
|Can autologous (their own) bone marrow derived stem cells be used to treat retinal/optic nerve damage and disease?||NCT03011541 MD Stem Cells Connecticut USA|
|Can cultured stem cells from the epithelium of the cornea be used to treat blindness associated with corneal pathologies?||NCT02948023 L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, India|