BioNews - First patients receive eye stem cell transplants in attempt to restore sight: Two patients with corneal blindness have become the first people in the UK to have stem cells transplanted into their eyes in order to restore their sight. Patients have scarred and damaged parts of their corneas removed from their eyes before the stem cell transplant takes place. The stem cells are grown from deceased donors' eye tissue for around two weeks prior to the three-hour operation. Doctors are 'very impressed' with the results so far. It is hoped the procedure will not only be used to restore sight in people with debilitating eye diseases, but also to treat those born blind.
Editor: Meanwhile, we're still waiting on the results of embryonic stem cell transplants.
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