Edinburgh pioneers stem cell corneal treatments - Cameron Optometry | Cameron Optometry
Edinburgh pioneers stem cell corneal treatments

Edinburgh pioneers stem cell corneal treatments

Posted on 02nd March 2012

Doctors in Edinburgh and Glasgow have come together to perform groundbreaking surgery to treat corneal blindness using stem cells (where the cornea is unable to transmit light through to the retina making the patient unable to see).

The trial led by Prof Bal Dhillon of Edinburgh’s Princes Alexandra Eye Pavilion uses the stem cells from dead adult donors rather than embryos and hopes to regenerate the damaged cornea.

The trial is currently being carried out on about 20 people.


Related Posts

Donald Cameron awarded OBE in New Year’s Honours List

29th December 2018

An Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal has been awarded to Donald Cameron in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2019. The award recognises the practice's former managing director's...

Read more

Coffee morning for parents of children with congenital cataracts

05th December 2018

Last month we welcomed parents of children with congenital cataracts to a coffee morning to meet others in a similar position and to discuss any concerns with our optometrists. We are also setting up ...

Read more

Frame Room update: gift vouchers & new brands

30th November 2018

Our eyewear boutique, the Frame Room continues to be a popular addition since it launched two years ago. Stocking a wide range of independent eyewear designers, with specialist guidance from our team ...

Read more

Flashes and floaters explained

31st October 2018

What are flashes and floaters? Floaters look like small, dark spots or flecks that appear to move around the eye. They are more common if you are myopic (short-sighted) or if you have had eye surgery...

Read more