Stem Cell Research & Aniridia – Sajjad Ahmed – Cornea Connect 2019

[Sajjad] All patients with any stem cell loss were put into two groups – the two groups that I’ve discussed with stem cells and without stem cells. And everyone was randomised, which meant that no-one knew which arm you were going into of the trial. And most of the patients with aniridia went into the […]

Stem Cell Research & Aniridia – Sajjad Ahmed – Cornea Connect 2019

[Sajjad] All patients with any stem cell loss were put into two groups – the two groups that I’ve discussed with stem cells and without stem cells. And everyone was randomised, which meant that no-one knew which arm you were going into of the trial. And most of the patients with aniridia went into the […]

Is There Any Actual Science Behind Stem Cell Therapy?

In 2017, three women went blind after paying a so-called ‘stem cell clinic’ in Florida thousands of dollars to treat their macular degeneration. Wait a second, a year ago Julian was talking about all the new and exciting advances in this field. Why are these stem cell therapies dangerous, and why aren’t real, safe, and […]

UCL Innovators: Dr Mariya Moosajee

Hi, I’m Mariya Moosajee. I’m a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Senior Lecturer at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Genetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness amongst working age adults, and it also contributes to around 30% of blindness in children worldwide. I’m developing the use of small molecule drugs for the […]

Repairing the cornea: let there be sight

How do we keep our vision clear? And what happens if that view starts to cloud over? Our window onto the world is the cornea which lets light into our eyes. To keep the cornea in perfect condition, a fine layer of cells on its surface are constantly replaced, flowing in from a region called […]

Vision to Grow Stem Cells into RPE for Damaged Eyesight – Kapil Bharti, NIH

[ Background Sounds ]>>Mr. Kapil, my favorite collaborator at the eye institute. Been trying to develop RPE models for screening.>>So the tissue that we work on is called the retinal pigment epithelium, its monolayer of cells in the back of the eye. So now we are pulling up, so that’s Shady Grove Hospital, and on […]