Fetal transplant

Pilot phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety of human foetal retinal transplant in the treatment of geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa

Restoration of visual function through retinal regeneration by means of human foetal transplant implantation in the subretinal space in patients with legal blindness due to geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration and secondary to retinitis pigmentosa.

Objectives: Retinal regeneration by implanting sheets of neural retina with retinal pigment epithelium obtained from 10-12-week-old aborted foetuses, and implanted under the host retina of patients through a pars plana vitrectomy and retinotomy with a specifically designed spatula.

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