Stem cells used to repair damaged eyes in world-first Aussie trial

| June 12, 2012
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A medical breakthrough by Australian scientists has shown how sheets of stem cells grown on contact lenses can repair damaged eyes. The treatment transfers minuscule strips of adult stem cells from specifically designed contact lenses onto the eye, to help rebuild the surface of the cornea. The world-first research could pave the way for an effective treatment for painful caustic or thermal burns, or severe inflammation of the surface of the eye.

View the original article here: Stem cells used to repair damaged eyes in world-first Aussie trial – The Daily Telegraph

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