• Kyodo


A hospital said Thursday it has performed the world’s first clinical trial of a transplant of photoreceptor cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, to treat a patient with pigmentary retinal degeneration.

Kobe City Eye Hospital in Hyogo Prefecture conducted the clinical trial on a patient with the disease, which can cause vision problems including trouble seeing at night due to a progressive loss of photoreceptor cells in the retina.

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