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Mutation-independent treatment approach, based on gene therapy See more details

Cell replacement (stem cell) therapy could be a viable treatment option for retinal dystrophies in the future to make an impact on visual loss too. Cell transplantation has the ability to stop degeneration and avoid further vision loss more so than any other treatment available to the damaged retina. Over the years, diverse transplant approaches have been developed and were used. But given the side effects of photoreceptor transplantation and the additional risks it carries, for iatrogenic malignancy or ectopic growth it would need to be decided upon case by case.
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