Bilateral retinal detachments after intravitreal injection of adipose-derived 'Stem Cells' in a patient with exudative macular degeneration

Steven S. Saraf, Matthew A. Cunningham, Ajay Kuriyan, Sarah P. Read, Philip J Rosenfeld, Harry W Flynn, Thomas A Albini

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Abstract

A 77-year-old woman with exudative macular degeneration underwent bilateral intravitreal injections of "stem cells" at a clinic in Georgia. One month and 3 months after injection, she developed retinal detachments in the left and right eyes, respectively. Increased awareness within the medical community of such poor outcomes is critical so that clinics offering untested practices that have been shown to be potentially harmful to patients can be identified and brought under U.S. Food and Drug Administration oversight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-775
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume48
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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