Edinburgh leads on stem cells

Edinburgh leads on stem cells

Posted on 24th May 2012

Edinburgh’s very own Dr Ashish Agrawal was on Reporting Scotland highlighting the research into limbal stem cells happening at PAEP the Edinburgh Eye Hospital.

Stem cells are the great hope for treating corneal blindness, un umbrella term for any condition that causes the cornea to go cloudy blocking vision. A patient with one such condition has been treated with stem cells and her cornea is now remarkably clear. Unfortuantely she still had a cataract so isn’t seeing very much, but Dr Agrawal hopes that by removing that cataract, some useful vision can be restored.

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