Macular degeneration: ‘I’ve been given my sight back’
Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK – age-related macular degeneration.
Douglas Waters, 86, could not see out of his right eye, but “I can now read the newspaper” with it, he says. He was one of two patients given pioneering stem cell therapy at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. Cells from a human embryo were grown into a patch that was delicately inserted into the back of the eye.