Stem cell treatment for chemical burns Q&A
In June 2018, the BBC aired a documentary series called 'how the NHS changed our world'. One of the episodes was filmed at Moorfields Eye Hospital and focused on a range of pioneering treatments and research being carried out here including a recently developed stem cell treatment for patients who have had chemical burns to one eye. Below are some common Q&As around this procedure
How does this treatment work?
Is this available as a treatment?
Who can benefit from the treatment?
Will it be available across the UK?
Why isn’t this available to people who have chemical burn damage to both eyes?
Can this procedure be used to treat any other conditions?
What should I do if I have had a chemical burn to my eyes/been involved in an acid attack?