Once people with glaucoma go blind, there is no cure. Our aim is to treat glaucoma by repairing some of the nerve cells in the eye with stem cells. We are now close to developing the clinical trials that could make it a reality.
- Astrid Limb, professor of retinal stem cell biology and therapeutics
Aaron was only a few months old when he was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma, a disease affecting the optic nerve. Left untreated it is a major cause of blindness in children. Aaron was the first baby to receive a 360 degree trabeculotomy at Moorfields Eye Hospital, a groundbreaking operation that has successfully restored his sight.
With your support, Moorfields Eye Hospital can continue developing treatments like this to help cure eye diseases.