Ground-Breaking Cure for Blindness is in Sight
"If it hasn't become routine in about 10 years it would mean we haven't succeeded. It has to be something that's available to large numbers of people."
- Pete Coffey, UCL professor/spokesperson
London, England, UK - British scientists hope to deliver the world's first stem-cell treatment for blindness within five years.
The scientists, led by teams from University College London, Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, and the University of Sheffield, plan to transplant cells created in the laboratory straight into the eyes of patients.