Rods & Cones Transplanted through Stem Cells

rods and cones in the human eye

Researchers have successfully transplanted stem cells from fetal or newborn mice into the eyes of adult mice with LCA. The stem cells in the adult mice grew into cone cells. Four years ago the same technique was successful for rod cells.

In other words, these researchers have found a way to transplant rods and cones in mice. This may eventually become a break though technique in humans allowing doctors to restore lost photo receptors in patients who are blind.

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