Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology
Patient specific and disease specific stem cell lines have already introduced groundbreaking advances into the research and practice of ophthalmology. This volume provides a comprehensive and engaging overview of the latest innovations in the field. Twelve chapters discuss the fastest growing areas in ophthalmological stem cell research, from disease modelling, drug screening and gene targeting to clinical genetics and regenerative treatments. Innovative results from stem cell research of the past decade are pointing the way toward practicable treatments for retinitis pigmentosa, age related macular degeneration, and Stargardt disease. What future directions will stem cell research take? Researchers, graduate students, and fellows alike will find food for thought in this insightful guide tapping into the collective knowledge of leaders in the field. Stem Cells in Ophthalmology is part of the Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine series dedicated to discussing current challenges and future directions in stem cell research.
Describes a wide range of possible applications, from oculofacial plastic surgery to the restoration of sight lost by degenerative disorders and glaucoma, to cancer researchGives a comprehensive account of types of safety trials that may be used to assess stem cell-based treatments’ viabilityContains a discussion of the evidence that cancer stem cells can lead to uveal melanoma