STEM CELL THERAPY
FOR Vision Loss
Here you will find everything you need to know about Stem Cell Therapy for Vision Loss
Here we will explain the basics of stem cell therapy for Vision Loss.
According to the World Health Organization, 2.2 billion people have vision impairment, half of these cases could have been prevented. Many factors and medical conditions can cause severe vision loss, being some common causes:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Optic neuritis
- Optic nerve damage
Vision loss can occur when some eye structures, like the retina, optic nerve, and eyes blood vessels, get damaged.
The good news is that stem cells have been proven effective for all of these mentioned causes of blindness and vision loss. Furthermore, the latest studies report a success rate superior to 60% when the stem cell therapy is performed in the right way, to the right person. These results have never been achieved before regenerative medicine unless some painful techniques such as intraocular injections performed periodically were performed.
Why stem cells for vision loss?
Stem cells are part of regenerative medicine, a new brand that focuses on restoring, renewing, and regenerating dysfunctional organs.
Human life starts with one single cell; this single cell formed by a sperm and oocyte fusion is called a totipotent stem cell. This stem cell can differentiate in all human tissues. That way, stem cells differentiate into the necessary tissue, even when grown.
The human body is constantly being regenerated. You have entirely new skin every 30 days, new blood cells every 120 days, and new bones every five years. Every tissue gets regenerated at its rhythm. This regeneration is possible because we keep stem cell storage in our bodies. Some of the biggest mesenchymal stem cell sources are bone marrow, fat tissue, and umbilical cord.
Mesenchymal stem cells have a newly discovered property called plasticity. Plasticity means that a stem cell from a specific organ can differentiate into another organ cell. For example, even when the cell is obtained from the bone marrow, it can help regenerate cells from the nervous system.
Why is this important? Because your eye is an extension of the nervous system, the only structure where you can see a nerve from the outside, the optical nerve. The retina sends information to the optic nerve, which is connected directly to your brain, and that is how sight is possible.
To make a long story short, vision loss can be secondary to the retina or optic nerve dysfunction, and stem cells can regenerate these structures to improve vision.
How to know if I am a candidate for stem cell therapy?
If you have macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, optic neuritis, or other optic nerve damage, you could be a suitable candidate for stem cell therapy for vision loss. The only way to know is to have a complete evaluation from one of our highly qualified stem cell doctors
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