NCT01344993

This trial is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transplanting retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE) in patients with dry Age Related Macular Degeneration. The trial is being conducted at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine in California, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Florida, Mass Eye and Ear in Boston and the Wills Eye Institute-Mid Atlantic Retina in Philadelphia, in conjunction with Advanced Cell Technology. Participants will receive different doses of the RPE cells, which have been made from human embryonic stem cells. Participants will be monitored for complications including infection and tumour growth, as well as structural evidence of successful engraftment and changes to vision. The trial expects to enrol 16 subjects by July 2014.