Stem Cell Therapy Replacement for Retinal Ganglion Cells: Treatment for Glaucoma and Other Eye Diseases2018-07-18T02:03:06+00:00
Glaucoma is disease in the eye characterised by the progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells. Stem cell based therapeutics provide a method for restoration of neurons damaged by retinal disease. We have identified a population of neural stem cells in the adult human eye that can be isolated from donor retina. Stem cells can differentiate into retinal neurons in vitro and in vivo following transplantation into animal models of retinal degeneration.