Trials soon to test treatment for blindness due to chemical burns

Published in The Hindu on December 19, 2012 “It is a disruptive technology for treating blindness caused by chemical burns,’ said Dr. Virender S. Sangwan, Associate Director, Clinical Research at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. “We anticipate starting the human clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of the technology by mid 2013.” … Continue reading Trials soon to test treatment for blindness due to chemical burns

Novel technique using stem cells revives damaged eye

Published in The Hindu on March 1, 2012 Treating blindness caused by burns using limbal stem cells harvested from the undamaged eye of the same patient has now become cheaper, easier and safer. Results of a pilot study of the SLET (simplified technique of limbal transplantation) technique conducted at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute on six … Continue reading Novel technique using stem cells revives damaged eye