Florida case an example of growing ‘ wanton misapplication associated with cellular therapy’, says dean of Harvard Medical College
Three women were left almost or totally blind by a vision treatment at a come cell clinic, in what doctors called a dramatic example of how risky such clinics can be.
“ These women had fairly functional vision prior to the method… and were blinded by the next day, ” said ophthalmologist Dr Thomas Albini of the University of Miami, in whose team examined the women after their treatment at a medical center in Florida.
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This review joins a small but growing medical literature highlighting the potential risks of such wanton misapplication