Macular Degeneration Stem Cell Treatment

Did you know that stem cells are currently being used for macular degeneration treatment?

However, these stem cells are not embryonic, but rather autologous.

There are many sources of stem cells, but one common source that is used for many cancer patients needing bone marrow transplants, is a patient’s own bone marrow. These immature stem cells have the ability to develop into other specialized cells.

The X-Cell Center in Germany is one such center. In the United States, Dr. Edward Kondrot in Cave Creek, Arizona has begun using stem cell therapy as well.

On January 3, 2011, Advanced Cell Technology announced that the United States FDA approved their application to treatmacular degeneration stem cellsdry age-related macular degeneration (AMD)using retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells.

Sites currently under consideration are the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, and the Ophthalmology Department at Stanford University School of Medicine.



2 Responses to Macular Degeneration Stem Cell Treatment

  1. KAT says:

    To whom it may concern:
    I am writing to request informational materials from your company. I am researching Stem Cell Surgery for Macular Degeneration. My employer has wet in one eye and dry in the other. Telephone interviews are difficult at this time as he is also hearing impaired. I am his secretary and it’s easier for me to “read” information first and talk about it with a representative later. Mr. Cavanaugh is 91 years old and having a very emotional, depressed time right now due to his vision loss. He was an extremely active man up until age 86. He is a retired Plastic surgeon and longs to be active once more. He is in excellent health other than the Macular and hearing loss (he use a hearing aid.)
    Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
    Kat O’Herin
    4603 Royal Ridge Way
    Las Vegas, NV 89103
    (I prefer printed material be sent)

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