Stem Cells and AMD

Research at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland showed that putting stem cells near the retinas of rats, that had a form of macular degeneration, helped delay the disease.  Ray Lund, researcher, said that he suspects that when immature nerve cells are placed near the retina, they produce growth factors that protect the cells from damage.  This may protect some people from developing wet AMD as well.

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