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Stem cell treatment restores sight of AMD patients

The first patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to receive a new treatment derived from stem cells have regained enough vision to be able to read, in what has been described as 'a major milestone in the London Project to Cure Blindness', which was funded by the Macular Society.

The Macular Society website has information about this research, and also has a list of FAQs about its implications for people with the condition.

This exciting development has been reported widely in the media. The NHS Choices website, which looks at the research behind health stories in the news, has produced an analysis of the research, which you can read here, and concludes that whilst these findings show a potential new treatment for AMD, the research is still in its very early stages.


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