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Stem Cell Therapies and Discovery

Stem Cell Therapies:
The Hope and The Hype

With stem cells the focus of much recent attention in the media, a statement from Dr. David Gamm clarifies both the promise and the misconceptions about stem cell use for vision therapies.
Read the statement from Dr. David Gamm
10 Things to Know Before You Fall Victim to a Retinal Stem Cell Scam

Stem Cell Discovery at UW-Madison:
A Brief History

stem cellReview the remarkable origins and progress of genuine stem cell research at UW-Madison in an article from the Morgridge Institute for Research.
Stem Cell Discovery at UW-Madison: A Brief History

McPherson ERI Member Talks

Shiela Reaves on “Understanding the Art of Vision”

Ahna Skop:  “Too Creative for Science?”

David Gamm on “Stem Cells for Treating Blinding Disorders”

Vision-related Websites

We invite you to learn more at these websites about the current research, activities, and efforts of our partners in the fight against vision disease.

Favorite Articles

From the January 2016 issue of National Geographic

Check out this exceptional illustrated essay on the evolution of eyes!

Resource Highlight

The Outlook from HereOutlook from Here is a blog founded by UW graduate student and McPherson Eye Research Institute member Annika Konrad, to enable people living with blindness or low vision to share their experiences. Konrad, who is visually impaired herself, created The Outlook From Here in partnership with the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Since its inception in 2013, the blog has featured wonderful personal stories from some very talented Wisconsin writers. Check out I’m Blind – I Quit by Theresa Sweeney-Smith and 5 Things Every Eye Doctor Should Know by Annika herself.