Edward Bailey, 65 lost the sight in his left eye caused by an accidental drop of caustic soda in his eye at work. After two unsuccessful corneal transplants, he underwent a pioneering stem cell operation that restored his vision.
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Edward Bailey: “I am very optimistic that my eyesight will improve even more.”
This is the story of Edward Bailey.
He had multiple corneal transplant operations without success. Then Dr. Sheraz Daya, a specialist eye surgeon, explained him about the stem cell transplanting procedure.
It involved transplanting stem cells grown in a laboratory into the eye, followed by another cornea transplant.
The cells are placed on the cornea to encourage growth and healing.
The results are amazing. In his words:
I leave it to your imagination as to the emotion that I felt when I saw my image come into view in the mirror.
That was more than two-and-a-half years ago, and I still see colors and have vision. The vision, though blurred, is wonderful to have, and I consider myself a very lucky person to have met Mr. Daya and his great team.
As the success rate increases and the technology moves further ahead, I am very optimistic that my eyesight will improve even more - and more and more people will regain their sight.
Read the full article in The Stem Cell Blog.