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Stem cells as a therapeutic tool for the blind: biology and future prospects

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Retinal degeneration due to genetic, diabetic and age-related disease is the most common cause of blindness in the developed world. Blindness occurs through the loss of the light-sensing photoreceptors; to restore vision, it would be necessary to introduce alternative photosensitive components into the eye. The recent development of an electronic prosthesis placed beneath the severely diseased retina has shown that subretinal stimulation may restore some visual function in blind patients. Thi...

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10.1098/rspb.2011.1028

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Volume:
278
Issue:
1721
Pages:
3009-3016
Publication date:
2011-10-22
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:d17be97d-8bf9-46b3-8157-604a53b37f64
Source identifiers:
177275
Local pid:
pubs:177275

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