12 Jul Help Treat Retinal Degeneration Issues with Stem Cells
Stem cells are very versatile and as a result, can be used for a wide variety of medical issues. One of the uses of stem cells is in ophthalmologic medical treatments. Most people’s eyes change as they age, and often in a negative way. Our eyes are one of the most important parts of our body. They allow us to see the world. When our eyes are healthy, we often don’t think about them. However, when our eyes aren’t working properly it is often debilitating. Fortunately, stem cell therapy has opened a whole new door for treatment of eye issues.
Eye issues typically stem from problems with the nerves of the eye or overall inflammation. Stem cells help new eye tissues grow to replace the old and damaged tissues. Currently, at The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute, issues such as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye optic neuritis, and optic atrophy are being studied along with many others. The ability to study the use of stem cells for ophthalmologic conditions has allowed new treatments to be developed to help with eye comfort and overall eye function.
At The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute, retinal degeneration issues are treated using mesenchymal stem cells. Different kinds of stem cells tend to show better results when used in different places in the body. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is unique in that they focus on adipose-derived stem cells. One of the reasons adipose-derived stem cells are preferred is because more stem cells can be harvested at a single time. Typically, stem cells work in a way where the more stem cells injected into the patient, the better results the patient can expect. Therefore, the more stem cells that can be harvested at a single time, the better it will be for the patient.
All therapy and research at The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute are conducted under Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved protocols. This means that all stem cell therapy conducted is not FDA approved. This is mainly because stem cells come from a person’s body and thus, is difficult to regulate on a mass scale. However, the doctors at The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute strongly believe in the efficacy of stem cell therapy to treat a wide range of ophthalmologic conditions.
There are many different uses of stem cells. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is unique in that they aim to not only treat patients with stem cells, but they aim to find more effective uses of stem cells. Stem cell treatment at this facility is primarily focused on healing inflammatory and degenerative conditions throughout the body. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute boasts performing over 9000 stem cell procedures that have resulted in success. Stem cells used for therapy are taken directly from the patient’s own body which helps to reduce infection. For those people who are interested in learning more about stem cell treatment, The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute can be contacted at the phone numbers listed on their website for each treatment site.