In order to optimize safety and efficacy the use of stem cell therapies in the field of ophthalmology has been developing around several protocols. Several conditions are being studied and being evaluated for likelihood of positive responses, specially with age related macular degeneration.
In recent years the stem cell science has increasingly focused on mitigating the loss of vision through Ophthalmology. Cell based therapies are showing tremendous promise in mitigating many acquired and hereditary vision problems. Age Related Macular Degeneration in particular is under scrutiny as a condition that is likely to respond to adult mesenchymal cell therapy…. Read More
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca is also known as “Dry Eyes Syndrome.” It is related to tear production defects or increased evaporation of tears. It is common in as much as 6% of the population and can go much higher in the elderly. Dry eyes is a common complaint and results in a significant quality of life issues….Read More[/col][/row]
Age related macular degeneration is a common cause of blindness in older patients and as many as 50 million people suffer from it around the world. The dry form is a result of cellular debris accumulating between the network of blood vessels that supply the eye and the nerve receptors in the retina. This predominantly affects central vision. There is also a “wet” form that responds to medical therapy…. Read More
Glaucoma is due to increased fluid pressure in the eye. The chronic open angle type of glaucoma develops slowly as compared to the rather sudden onset narrow angle type which can be associated with redness, pain and nausea. Glaucoma can result in damage to the optic nerve and subsequent blindness and is considered irreversible once advanced. It affects 10% of people older than 80…. Read More
Optic Neuritis is due to inflammation of the optic nerve. Often this is a result of the immune system attacking a person’s own nerve cells. It can lead to severe loss of vision. Many cases are due to multiple sclerosis…. Read More
At Cell Surgical Network®, we have been studying the effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors) for a number of ophthalmologic degenerative conditions…. Read More