New Stem Cell Eye Treatment Study Beginning

(Updated March 12, 2017) MD Stem Cells has announced a new and extensive stem cell study  to determine effectiveness of stem cells in ophthalmic disease. The company has been named collaborator for the new Stem Cell Ophthalmology Treatment Study (SCOTS), being conducted in Florida. Conditions eligible for the new study include retinal diseases such as age-related [Read More]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration, 2011-2012

by Dan Roberts June 2012 Introduction Here is MD Support’s summary of the the past twelve months of significant research and development in the field of macular degeneration. We begin with the field that has been making the most news: pharmacology. _______________________________ PHARMACOLOGY SEP: Infection Risk From Repackaged Avastin The big pharmaceutical news of the [Read More]

A Primer on the Use of Stem Cells in Ophthalmology

Irving J. Arons September 2, 2010 (Version 3, Updated September 14, 2010) I recently came across an interesting news release from International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) announcing that it had formed a new business unit, Cytovis, to focus on stem cell programs in ophthalmology, including CytoCor for the cornea and CytoRet for the retina. That [Read More]

Summary of Research and Developments in Macular Degeneration: 2009-2010

by Dan Roberts June 10, 2010 Introduction If I were to describe the past twelve months in a word, it would be “progress.” No spectacular breakthroughs have occurred during that time to make big news in the AMD world, but a lot of persistent work has been reaping promising results. moving us ever closer to [Read More]

The First Seven Years: An Overview of Stem Cell Transplantation Research for Treatment of Retinal Disease

by Dan Roberts A great deal has happened in an amazingly short time in the field of stem cell transplantation for treatment of retinal disease. This article overviews the first seven years and briefly summarizes the most important research. By no means comprehensive, it is intended to provide a helpful perspective for both doctors and [Read More]