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Patients regain sight with stem cell treatment in U.K. clinical trial

Researchers say the study, published in the journal Nature Biotech, is a major milestone for the London Project to Cure Blindness, a partnership between Professor Pete Coffey from University College London and Professor Lyndon da Cruz, a retinal surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

"We've restored vision where there was none," da Cruz told the BBC. "It's incredibly exciting. As you get older, parts of you stop working and for the first time we've been able to take a cell and make it into a specific part of the eye that's failing and put it back in the eye and get vision back."

However, he is careful not to call this procedure a "cure," as completely normal vision was not restored.

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