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Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Restore Function in a Human Cell Loss Model of Open-Angle Glaucoma

Abu-Hassan DW, Li X, Ryan EP, Acott TS and Kelley MJ*
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States
Corresponding Author : Mary Jane Kelley
Ph. D, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health and Science University Ophthalmology
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, LBRB-L467AD, United States
Portland, Oregon 97239, United states
Tel: 1-503-494-3594
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 09, 2016; Accepted date: March 26, 2016; Published date: March 31, 2016
Citation: Abu-Hassan DW, Li X, Ryan EP, Acott TS, Kelley MJ (2016) Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Restore Function in a Human Cell Loss Model of Open-Angle Glaucoma. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 7:535. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.1000535
Copyright: © 2016 Abu-Hassan DW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

 

Abstract

The possibilities of novel stem cell therapies to curtail treat, or even cure diseases are enticing, yet safety and functional questions remain prior to clinical use. Currently the stem cell transplantation field for eye diseases is generally defined as being at the pre-clinical or early clinical trials stages. Pre-clinical studies can hopefully eliminate or determine possible transplantation complications prior to human trials. In our manuscript in Stem Cells, we investigated the possibilities of using a personalized cell therapy to treat glaucoma, and in this paper reported two crucial breakthroughs towards this end.

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