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Eye Disease

Vision disorders can be caused by genetic factors, injury, or simply aging. Researchers are investigating whether genetic therapy could be used to restore vision in progressive genetic conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, or age-related conditions such as macular degeneration. Currently there is only one approved stem cell therapy for vision disorders: Holoclar®, which uses stem cells from the eye to repair corneal damage. In this section you will find factsheets about vision loss and ongoing research in this area, as well as guidelines as to where you can look for support if you or a loved one are living with vision loss.

Resources & Factsheets