OVS Chair Dr. Kathryn Colby on WGN News: Using the Eye’s Own Healing Power to Stop Fuchs' Dystrophy

Chair Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD, was featured on a news segment last night on Chicago's WGN News, where she spoke about her innovative technique to help patients with Fuchs' Dystrophy -- without having to perform a corneal transplant.

“A number of years ago there were lines of evidence that suggested to me that in this disease Fuchs’ dystrophy, that a person’s own cells might be capable of self-rejuvenation,” Dr. Colby says.  “I removed just the center of those pumping cells that were bad and low and behold about a month later his own cells had grown over to cover that area, clearing his cornea, getting rid of the water and they are his own cells.”

Watch the feature here!