Use of Retinal Stem Cells Enters Clinical Trial Stage

For 10 years MLERFi has been funding Dr. Michael Young’s #InspiredResearch on regeneration of the retina. One of his main projects is using retinal stem cells to try to replace lost photo-receptors in the degenerating retina. Dr. Young’s research has now entered the clinical trial stage at Massachusetts Eye and Eye Infirmary. If the clinical trials are successful, the doctors will be able to grow photo-receptors (rods and cones) in the damaged retina. The result: restoring vision for those who have lost it. #SightSavingCures