stem cell therapy

Cellular therapy of the corneal stroma: Real approach or science fiction?The first human clinical trial to preliminarily evaluate the safety and efficacy of cellular therapy with mesenchymal stem cells for the corneal stroma has shown promise.
FDA Cracks Down on Regenerative and Stem Cell Therapies
FDA Cracks Down on Regenerative and Stem Cell TherapiesNew therapies hold great promise—and great danger.
Using dry eye treatments for sick corneasDid you ever consider that those tools in your dry eye arsenal are also good for acutely sick eyes? I recently had a patient who drove this point home…even to my ophthalmology partner.
New approaches and technologies offer hope in vision restorationNew agents and devices offer promise to control IOP and slow, perhaps even stop, the advancing vision loss that is common in glaucoma. Research and development to restore vision is starting to show significant results in preclinical models and early stage clinical trials.
ARVO 2016 meeting paves path for personalized medicineEmerging trends and hot topics in eye and vision research filled the sessions at this year’s meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
A bullish view: Navigating beyond glaucoma company mistakesCompanies specializing in glaucoma products can make billions of dollars, but only if they can find a path through a minefield of scientific, regulatory, and marketing hazards, according to Richard A. Lewis, MD.
Therapeutic advances in glaucoma focus on retinal ganglion cell pathologyFindings from basic science research elucidating the mechanisms of retinal ganglion cell axon degeneration, regeneration, and death have identified new therapeutic targets for glaucoma that are being investigated in preclinical and clinical studies.
Bone marrow cells show promise in degenerative, ischemic retinal diseasesThe safety and feasibility of intravitreal autologous CD34+ bone marrow cells as a potential therapy for retinal disease were evaluated in a pilot study. Preliminary findings demonstrated the treatment was feasible and researchers intend to pursue a larger, prospective study with longer follow-up.
Stem cells, lasers poised to join woundcare armamentarium
Stem cells, lasers poised to join woundcare armamentariumWoundcare options today ranges from looking for suture alternatives to seeking better modes of compression to manage venous leg ulcers.