Embryopic Stem Cell Research for Macular Degeneration Approved

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The Food and Drug Administration has just approved the use of human embryonic stem cells to treat macular degeneration.

The company, Advanced Cell Technology, is already doing research on the use of stem cells to treat people with another condition related to progressive vision loss, Stargardt’s disease.  Source: Medscape

Though the general consensus in the medical community generally has it that macular degeneration inevitably leads to blindness, there are natural treatment options out there that can halt and even reverse the progression of the disease.