Skip to comments.Stem Cells Cultured On Contact Lens Restore Sight In Patients With Blinding Corneal Disease
Posted on 06/06/2009 3:51:53 AM PDT by Post5203
In a world-first breakthrough, University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical researchers have used stem cells cultured on a simple contact lens to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease.
Sight was significantly improved within weeks of the procedure, which is simple, inexpensive and requires a minimal hospital stay. The research team from UNSWs School of Medical Sciences harvested stem cells from patients own eyes to rehabilitate the damaged cornea. The stem cells were cultured on a common therapeutic contact lens which was then placed onto the damaged cornea for 10 days, during which the cells were able to re-colonise the damaged eye surface.
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Ayup, here as in virtually all cases of effectual treatments, the stem cells came from the patient, not an embryo.
I think this is great. I am glad to see so many advancements that have come from Stem Cells. It is a wonderful gift of sight for those who have lost their vision. Embrionic Stem Cells may not be neeeded after all which is a good thing.
Praise God for His creativity in someone’s mind.
Praise God indeed. Amazing.
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“virtually all cases of effectual treatments”
all cases. absolutely all cases.
But..but..but we MUST figure out a way to do this that requires us to kill as many embryos as possible!
Yep. If it had been fetal stem cells, it would have been HUGE news.
True, but the research to develop effective treatments often begins with embryonic cells. Since there is a HUGE supply of ethical stem cells just waiting to be harvested (umbilical cords) I can’t fathom why some find it necessay to use aborted embryos.
Had it been fetal cells, rejection would be a major issue. There’s no way this would work without sourcing the tissue from the patient.
The Designer should get the credit.
Anyone who can look at the complexity of life and NOT see the Designer's Hand is truly BLIND.
And stem cells wont help him.
It doesn't really matter. Cases like these will still be used to justify "embyonic" stem cell research.
From what I've seen so far, though, most successful treatments use specific, targeted stem cells from the patient.
We know that, but the left believes that if it doesn't kill a baby, it's not worth doing.
This is fantastic news!!!!
All knowledge flows from God above. It is what we choose to do with such knowledge that determines the kind of people we are.
That is great news! Thank you for posting.