Is There Stem Cell Treatment Research Being Done for Ocular Histoplasmosis?

January 25, 2010

I was first diagnossed in 2002. My right eye was lasered 2x’s with hot laser. I remained stable until my left eye became active in 2005. I have had 3-PDT’s w/kenalog,just kenalog injections until the avastin was finally being given. to date I have had around 25 Avastin injections in my left, and recently my right eye has become active again, so now I am receiving injections in both eyes at the same time. I have had a 3-4 different ophthalmologists’ opinions and have been told by all of them that they have never seen so many spots in someone’s eyes before. My retina layers are quickly deteriorating, so I am looking for new treatments to help. If you know of any stem cell research/trials please let me know…I had found one online that was being done in Germany, but I was told it might not be legitimate. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.




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2 Responses to “Is There Stem Cell Treatment Research Being Done for Ocular Histoplasmosis?”

  • Dr. Ari Weitzner

    maybe dr. wong can chime in. i am not aware. there must be a website which lists legitimate research

  • Yes,
    Research on retinal diseases is being done at the International Stem Cell Corporation ( in Oceanside, California.