Stem cell transplant for glaucoma treatment

Can stem cell transplant be done to repair the damaged optic nerve in glaucoma? This is an area of experimental research and until now this treatment is not possible/available for glaucoma patients. However, there are several research groups working on this topic at this moment, and the effectiveness of the stem cell transplant may be available in a few years.

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Important message for glaucoma patients

It is important for you to get yourself regularly screened for glaucoma. If you have been diagnosed to have glaucoma, effective treatment options are now available and regular treatment and follow up can help you to preserve your vision for your lifetime, avoiding unnecessary fear of going blind.

You can live happily with glaucoma and enjoy an excellent quality of life, particularly if the disease is detected early and treated in time. Always remember that once you have glaucoma, you will have to be under the care of an eye doctor for the rest of your life.

There is a lot of research going on and new treatments may become available for glaucoma in the near future.

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