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New research hints at stem cell treatments for cataracts

A new operating technique could spell the end of complication-prone eye surgery.

A pair of unrelated studies into the efficacy of stem cell-based treatments for correcting cataracts had the scientific community abuzz on Tuesday. The studies are “amazing, almost like science fiction” Mark Daniell, head of corneal research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia in Melbourne, told Nature News. “The potential of this technique is mind-boggling.”