According to University of Cincinnati researchers.
However, if we can place the stem cells inside the cornea, they shall repair the lost function of the mutated gene, and stem cells can presumably renew themselves and keep maintaining effective treatment longer, if not forever. .. Adult bone marrow stem cells can help cure certain genetic eye diseases Adult bone marrow stem cells can help cure certain genetic eye diseases, according to University of Cincinnati researchers. Scientists have completed a report using mice which showed that bone marrow stem cells can change roles and make keratocan, an all natural protein involved in the development of the cornea, the transparent, outer layer of the eyeball. This capability of marrow cells to differentiate into keratocan-making cells might provide a means for treating abnormal corneal cell growth in people. (more…)