Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

, Volume 365, Issue 1–2, pp 65–76 | Cite as

The emerging role of stem cells in ocular neurodegeneration: hype or hope?

  • Neeru Jindal
  • Asok Mukhopadhyay
  • Akshay Anand


Affecting over a hundred million individuals worldwide, retinal diseases are among the leading causes of irreversible visual impairment and blindness. Thus, an appropriate study models, especially animal models, are essential to furthering our understanding of the etiology, pathology, and progression of these diseases. In this review, we provide an overview of retinal disorders in the context of biotherapeutic approaches in these disorders.


Retinal degeneration Stem cell Regeneration Transplantation 



We sincerely acknowledge Mr. Rahul Tyagi for the technical assistance in revising the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Department of NeurologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.Stem Cell Biology LaboratoryNational Institute of ImmunologyNew DelhiIndia

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