Three elderly women have been blinded after receiving stem cell injections in a clinic located in Broward county, Florida. The incidents reportedly occurred in the summer of 2015. The discovery was made by Thomas Albini, a clinical ophthalmologist with the University of Miami Health System’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
“But I really was naive to the fact that this could happen in the United States. Then I realized I was just as naive about it as the patients were.”
“For nearly 20 years our clinics have conducted more than 7,000 stem cell procedures with less than 0.01 percent adverse reactions reported,” he said
As it currently stands, very few stem cell treatments have been shown to be safe. These treatments are unproven. Various stem cells all serve different purposes, making it an inconsistent science. In other words, one stem cell treatment doesn’t validate another. Cells residing in a human body don’t automatically make them safe to use in these treatments. And much of the stem cell marketing is highly misleading.