posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 08:04 AM
Originally posted by Jomina
Thats wonderful news, and it gives me hope that someday they can work on doing a really effective cure for the type of blindness i have.
I have about the worst case of keratoconus that doc's have seen... frustrating to say the least heh
Anyhow... It is wonderful news that they are working towards a breakthrough in AM it's a horrible thing to not only get older and have many issues
but to go blind as well
Ahh youth is wasted on the young!
I have the exact same kind of eye problem as you. I was told that mine is the wost and most severe in the world too and yes its frustrating, so I
I dont have a lnik but they are working on a new therapy that uses your own stem cells to make new corneas that uses a temporarily worn contact lens
that you wear for about nine or ten days.
Its origanlly being developed for people with corneal damage but i'd imagine that it'd help us as that is essentially what we have. I guess its a
lot like corneal transplant but id' be alot easier, and cheaper as its being developed for third world countries, and essentially you just wear a
contact lense and it uses your own cells. No donors are needed as far as i know.
I'm sorry I dont have a web site for the new procedure, i dont even know the official name and believe me i wish i did as i really want to know:
where do i sign up?!!