WHERE PATIENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Q: Can I enroll in a clinical trial using stem cells therapy for treatment for AMD?
A: There are only a handful of legitimate clinical trials underway. While there is great hope for these studies, they are years away from application by your local ophthalmologist.
If you search the terms 'stem cell therapy' and 'AMD' on-line, you may find websites promoting doctors who claim to offer treatments to reverse vision loss and regrow retinal cells. The practitioners may also claim that their stem cell treatments will cure or relieve diseases as varied as autism to multiple sclerosis. Injected stem cells, some argue, will rejuvenate the skin, help you lose weight, and improve brain function.
Beware of anything that seems too good to be true!