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Study sheds new light on potential sight recovery treatment

Published on 10/12/2009
Ophthalmology researchers at the University of Cincinnati have discovered new medical findings that may help in the recovery of lost vision for patients with corneal scarring.

Results of a study presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology suggest that stem cells may be able to restore transparency of cloudy or thin corneas.

Richard Tolson, service development manager for Health and Social Care at Action for Blind People, commented: "Over half of all sight loss is due to preventable or treatable causes.

"With an estimated two million blind and partially-sighted people living in the UK, this means that a million people are currently living with sight loss that could have been prevented."

He recommended regular eye tests every two years, as identifying problems or diseases early can potentially save a person's vision.

According to Action for Blind People, one in four adults (27 per cent) haven't had an eye test in the last two years.
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