As cited on masseyeandear.org, “the research, published this week in ‘Nature’, is also one of the first known examples of constructing a tissue from an adult-derived human stem cell.”
“Limbal stem cells are very rare, and successful transplants are dependent on these rare cells,” says Bruce Ksander, Ph.D., of Mass. Eye and Ear, co-lead author on the study with post-doctoral fellow Paraskevi Kolovou, M.D. “This finding will now make it much easier to restore the corneal surface. It’s a very good example of basic research moving quickly to a translational application.”
LaserVision look forward to tracking the progression of this breakthrough and its transition to the medical industry for future patient application.