Advances in corneal cell therapy

Written by Regenerative Medicine

Review presenting recent developments in primary ocular cell and stem cell research for corneal therapy, by Matthias Fuest, Gary Hin-Fai Yam, Gary Swee-Lim Pet and Jodhbir S Mehta from Singapore Eye Research Institute. The human cornea is a transparent, dome-shaped structure covering the front of the eye that protects the inner eye tissues, and assists light transmission and refraction. Disease or damage to the cornea that cannot be repaired by the native stem cells is generally treated with corneal transplantation, but this requires donor material, of which there is a global shortage, and faces additional challenges such as high cost,...

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