Stem-cell treatment in the UK was successful.
A man in his early 80s and a woman in her early 60s regained their vision after receiving a new stem cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the Daily Express reports.
The condition leads to a rapid loss of central vision and is the most common cause of blindness in the United States.
The two patients were part of a study in the UK. It is the first time an engineered piece of tissue has been used successfully to treat people with the condition.
Researchers say they believe it could lead to an 'off-the-shelf' treatment within five years.
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