Ever watch Mr. Magoo? It’s pretty clear that blindness can be a hindrance to everyday living. When I was a kid, I used to see how I could manage with my eyes closed. There may be more than a few bumps from a run in with a wall or three.
Luckily, my childhood “condition” could be corrected with a little common sense. Now, those with actual impaired vision may have hope from the world of stem cell therapy. Dr. Robert Lanza’s team at Advanced Cell Technology in Massachusetts reported a new treatment using human embryonic stem cells in the January issue of The Lancet. Continue reading