Stem Cells: A Future Glaucoma Therapy?

Thomas V. Johnson, Keith R. Martin

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Abstract

As with many new approaches in medicine, there is the danger that advocates of stem cell research may promise more than can conceivably be delivered in a realistic timeframe, leading to disappointment, disillusionment and a loss of confidence in the potential of the approach. We must acknowledge that the technology and understanding needed to achieve functional improvement in glaucoma using stem cell therapy is in its infancy. However, in the absence of any other treatment with the potential to restore vision in glaucoma, further research on the therapeutic use of stem cells in glaucoma remains both justifiable and eagerly awaited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Diagnosis and Therapy
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages642-656
Number of pages15
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780702055416
ISBN (Print)9780702051937
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Johnson, T. V., & Martin, K. R. (2015). Stem Cells: A Future Glaucoma Therapy? In Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (Vol. 1, pp. 642-656). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-7020-5193-7.00063-7