Stanford lab grows cornea cells for transplant
Lab-grown cells could refurbish diseased or damaged eyes
By LISA M. KRIEGER
PALO ALTO — A Stanford research team has created a potentially powerful new way to fix damaged corneas — a major source of vision problems and blindness.
Millions of new eye cells are being grown in a Palo Alto lab, enlisting one of medicine’s most important and promising new tools: refurbishing diseased and damaged tissue with healthy new cells.
“One of the exciting possibilities of this cellular approach is that one donor cornea,” which contributes a few parent cells, “can generate enough cells to treat tens or hundreds of patients,” said lead researcher Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg, professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/15/stanford-lab-grows-cornea-cells-for-transplant/
Great news for many people that need cornea transplants.