Artificial Cornea Developed By Israeli Company, Successfully Implanted In Blind Man’s Eye

An artificial cornea developed by an Israeli company has been successfully implanted in the eye of a blind man who lost his sight a decade ago.

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According to a release by CorNeat Vision, the 78-year-old patient regained his vision after the CorNeat KPro device was implanted into the eye.

The company as gathered by Mentorslinks, said the implant replaces deformed, scarred or opacified corneas as it melds with the eye wall.

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The device is designed to integrate with ocular tissue using a patented synthetic non-degradable nanofabric skirt, which is placed under the conjunctiva.

The procedure was performed Jan. 11 by Professor Irit Bahar, the head of the ophthalmology department at Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva, Israel.