Sight is, without a doubt, our most valuable sense; we depend on it to safely traverse our surroundings. Blindness has a tremendous effect on a person’s existence, but many of the diseases that trigger blindness are difficult or hard to cure right now. Researchers are also experimenting with stem cell technologies to see whether there are any potential ways to treating vision loss.
The majority of diseases that induce vision loss have complex or non-existent treatments.
Specialized cells in the eye perform complex tasks such as focusing light and converting what is perceived into brain signals. The eye includes many kinds of stem cells that are actively replacing worn-out or weakened specialised cells.
The eye is the organ that allows one to see what is going on around us. It has the ability to sense light in the atmosphere and send information to the brain on what it has found. It’s a highly sophisticated organ with several specialised parts, similar to an optical camera. The parts, or tissues, are made up of several types of cells, each with a particular job to do to allow the tissues to perform specialised functions.
The eye is the organ that allows one to see what is going on around us. It has the ability to sense light in the atmosphere and send information to the brain on what it has found. It’s a highly sophisticated organ with several specialised parts, similar to an optical camera. The parts, or tissues, are made up of a variety of cell types, each with a certain function to fulfil in order for the tissues to perform their functions.
Stem cell therapy has a lot of promise for changing the life of those who have vision problems. Several trials are actively underway in order to discover alternative approaches to cure and/or avoid vision loss. The improvement of our knowledge of how various forms of stem cells function and how to better exploit their ability in the eye is at the heart of this study. Depending on the specific issue a patient is having, a personalised solution is expected. While stem cells do not provide a one-stop, universal treatment, they do have the ability to produce new biological components that can be used to reconstruct the eye.
When one or more of these elements is affected or ceases functioning correctly, it causes eye disorders or diseases. Depending on which component(s) is/are not functioning, different diseases evolve. The challenge in treating these issues stems from the fact that, unlike technological components for cameras, modern biological components for the eye are challenging to come by. Here’s where stem cell technology could help. Stem cells can generate fresh, stable specialised cells which may be used to substitute defective cells in the eye. Depending of the disease to be handled, there are many forms of stem cells that may be utilised in various ways. So, what is the subject of current research?