Clinical Trials, U.S.: Eye Conditions

Retinopathies pertain to vascular conditions that involve the eye, often leading to blindness. Research on cell-based therapy has resulted in the identification of self-renewing cells that could be utilized to replace lost cells of the retina, including associated vascular and neuronal tissues. Interestingly, there are at least four types of stem cells that could be employed for cell-based therapy of eye conditions.

Eye Diseases Involve Loss of Pericytes and Vascular Tissues

Diabetic retinopathy pertains to the dysfunctional regulation of the blood vessels of the retina, resulting in damage to the underlying vascular tissues and endothelial cells of the eye, ultimately leading to blindness. It is considered the most common complication associated with diabetes, affecting approximately 7 million individuals in the United States alone. Diabetic retinopathy is considered ...

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