Welsh Ophthalmic A&E course

The first welsh ophthalmic A&E course aimed at junior doctors dealing with ophthalmic conditions in A&E will take place on 30/4/16 at Royal Glamorgan hospital. Please spread the word to anyone who may benefit from this course.

Please contact Dana with any queries at Ahnood_dana@yahoo.com

Publication on mesenchymal stem cells

Charlie Osei-Bempong, one of our ftsta trainees in Singleton, have co-authored an interesting paper on mesenchymal stem cells. This interesting finding will have an impact on the current approach to autologous transplants for people with limbal stem cell deficiency. 



Regen Med. 2016 Mar 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Human limbal mesenchymal stem cells express ABCB5 and can grow on amniotic membrane.

Abstract

AIM:

To isolate and characterize limbal mesenchymal stem cells (LMSCs) from human corneoscleral rings.

MATERIALS & METHODS:

Cells were isolated from corneoscleral rings and cultured in a mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-selective media and examined for differentiation, phenotyping and characterization.

RESULTS: