Co-author Thomas Albini, MD, Explains Why Eye Docs Wrote NEJM Paper to Expose Stem Cell Injuries


In 2015, three patients who had a stem cell mixture injected in their eyes were severely injured. To try to prevent this from happening again, their treating physicians reached out to the FDA and clinical societies, and ultimately they wrote a paper for the New England Journal of Medicine to warn others about the dangers of these so-called treatments. In this podcast, one of the co-authors, Thomas Albini, MD, of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, talks about the cases and the surgeons’ decision to try to prevent other dangerous treatments.