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Stem Cell Therapy for Corneal Blindness
- The CCB lab has isolated stem cells from adult human corneas that can be expanded greatly in culture but function as corneal cells when transplanted into corneas.
- These cells restore transparency in mice with genetically cloudy corneas.
- The injected stem cells do not undergo immune rejection and may have immune suppressive properties. * The goal of this project is to prepare these cells for human clinical trials in for corneal scarring.