De México 664-979-2020     Toll Free 888-541-0202
 
 
De México
664-979-2020
Toll Free
888-541-0202

Stem Cells Transplantation, now available at CODET 8/26/2016

Stem cells transplantation effective to recover damaged eye vision

Limbal cell transplantation is a technique of transplanting adult stem cells obtained from the limbus (ocular region) healthy eye of the patient or donor for the treatment of vision loss limbic insufficiency. For transplantation of limbal stem cells to the affected eye amniotic membrane is used as a support.

The limbus is the eye region responsible for cell regeneration of the corneal epithelium (transparent most superficial layer of the cornea). Regenerative work is the responsibility of stem cells residing in the limbus. Thus, the cause of failure lies in the limbic destroying these limbal stem cells. This phenomenon results in vascularization epithelium and loss of transparency, because the epithelial cells can not regenerate, producing abnormal epithelium prevents the passage of light to the retina.

The causes of limbic insufficiency may be congenital or acquired. This second group includes chemical burns due to chemical accidents, increasingly rare in developed countries thanks to greater prevention of occupational hazards. Also, these injuries can be caused by multiple infections, repeated surgeries in one eye, prolonged use of treatments in drops, chronic irritation, etc. although, in general, are rare cases. Transplantation of adult stem cells limb of the healthy eye of the patient.

In cases of severe limbal stem cell deficiency, the most advanced treatment is transplantation of limbal stem cells, "as a graft, with the intention to reconstruct the ocular surface". Typically, these stem cells are obtained from the healthy eye of the patient.

This treatment is now available in CODET

 

Stem cells transplantation: Real Cases

Established in 1986 · 1st IntraLASIK worldwide in 1995 · 1st Light Adjustable Lens worldwide in 2002
De México
664-979-2020
Toll Free
888-541-0202