Scientific studies show that sub-retinal MSC transplantation delays retinal degeneration and preserves the function of the retina.
Furthermore, umbilical cord MSCs reveal a neuroprotective action.
Likewise, recent studies indicate that intravenous injection of MSCs prevents photoreceptor loss and preserves the vision in retinitis pigmentosa.
Recent studies show that intravitreal MSCs transplantation acts as a neuro-protector increasing the survival of ganglion cells in glaucoma.
Studies that are currently being published are showing that the use of MSCs in large severe corneal ulceration causes a significant decrease in axial corneal inflammation as well as a decrease in neovascularization, due to increase in anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-10, and the secretion of TGFb, that assists in the healing of wounds.