Gene therapies and stem cells bring hope for reversing cases of blindness in the near future

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The +Salud supplement of the El Periódico de Catalunya newspaper has focused this month on AMD, the leading cause of blindness in developed countries and one of the pathologies to which we at the BMF devote our research. The newspaper reflects the views of Dr. Jordi Monés, one of most acknowledged European voices on macular degeneration treatment and research.

Dr. Monés highlights the research being conducted on the atrophic type of AMD, which today is considered to be incurable. This disease, he says, «is a slow but unstoppable process that may take years to develop. The solution lies in the replacing of the defective genes. It is not science fiction. Scientists have already implemented [in the laboratory] gene therapies and stem cell transplants against blindness with good results. In 10 years, everything will change».

You can read the whole report here (in Spanish).

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