Skip to comments.Stem cells op gives millions hope of cure for blindness
Posted on 09/29/2015 2:34:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A BRITISH pensioner has become the first person to undergo revolutionary eye surgery aimed at curing blindness in millions of people.
The 60-year-old woman, who had severely impaired sight and was in danger of going blind, is said to have had no complications so far following the three-hour operation last month.
The surgical team hopes to determine how successful the treatment was by early December.
The woman has asked to remain anonymous.
The scientists behind the pioneering procedure hope it will dramatically transform lives, allowing the blind to recognise faces of loved ones again and regain the ability to carry out everyday tasks like reading and driving....
(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...
I’ll go out on a limb and guess these are adult stem cells since the “journalist” left out the detail.
But these were a type of stem cells than can only be harvested from immigrants.
This is the first "breakthrough" I have heard about embryonic stem cells. The rest have been from adult stem cells.
Are you sure they are not adult stem cells?
But I was always told that the only way stem cell research could succeed was with American taxpayers’ dollars.
Guess I didn't read far enough down. That was the reason I assumed they were adult. That and I figured if a leftist reporter found legitimate use for embryonic cells it would have been in the first paragraph.
“I refused because the stems cells are from aborted babies.”
Good for you!
I had heard about five years ago that within 12 years there will be no neurological disease that cannot be cured.
Looks like they’re making headway on blindness.
And they did it without 0bamacare - who’da thought?
We can all close our eyes and visualize a scene in our minds, real or not.
What do people completely blind from birth see in their mind’s eye?
Horrifying. The West is much worse than previous cultures which sacrificed their children to Moloch.
find someone who uses your own stem cells. search for pro-life researchers? Lots in your wisdom teeth. :)
they hope to reverse vision loss in people with age-related macular degeneration... gets headlined into a cure for blindness.
a previous Moorfields trial in which 40 AMD patients were treated with cells taken from their own eyes, as opposed to embryonic stem cells, showed encouraging signs.It looks like some researchers prefer to consider ease rather than ethicalness.
Afterwards, said Da Cruz, some of these patients were able to read and drive again. However, he added, in the long run, stem cells are preferred for this type of procedure due to the complexities of transferring eye cells and the ease with which stem cells could be produced
Yet another screaming British headline about a “cure.” If the headlines are this sensational about a “maybe” cure, image what they would be about a “real” cure.
But think about it; when is the last time you saw such a headline? People have been running for the cure, walking for the cure, dancing for the cure for 50 years (check out muscular distrophy) and yet those headlines announcing a real cure just don’t exist.
I wonder why.
That doesn’t mean the embryo is aborted?
Could it be an existing embryo in utero?
Because people have become pie-in-the-sky optimistic. I mean, look at the hooplah over stupid wind turbines and solar. Suddenly we act like it’s all realistic.
That doesn’t mean there ISN’T a cure - just that it’s not that easy. And may find out there is not at all.
I really don’t like the “walks”, “runs” and all that nonsense. What the hell is the point? How do you raise money by running more than simply asking? “Raising awareness”? I’m up to my ears in “awareness” of all the damn pet issues. I really don’t need traffic jams to help me know autism exists or cancer is tough to cure.
(off soapbox now)
This is embryonic stem cell technology.
Yep, party to Generation Guppy - devour the young and QUICKLY before they are big enough to shoot back!
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