Behind the headlines

13 July 2018
Summer 2018

Dr David Robert Grimes looks at the eye health issues that are making the news.

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Claim: Stem cells will halt the onset of age-related vision loss

Stem cell therapies have long promised to relieve numerous conditions. Stem cells are essentially undifferentiated, and under certain stimuli can be coaxed into developing into different types of cells. In principle, this means that they can be harnessed as an internal repair system, endowed with regenerative abilities.

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