- A man in Israel who has been battling blindness for a decade regained his vision after getting an artificial cornea implant.
- The 78-year-old is part of CorNeat clinical trials, which will include additional patients who are not suitable for or had failed corneal transplantations.
- The patient was able to read and recognized family members after the successful one-hour intervention.
Medicine is advancing rapidly, to the point where the innovative breakthroughs we see in sci-fi movies are becoming reality. The world devised several vaccines for a major infectious disease in a matter of months. Scientists have found ways to restore neurological function after spinal cord injuries, which might one day allow paraplegics to walk again. Cancer doctors discovered ways to detect the illness early and treat it more efficiently than ever. Others are delaying aging.
And now a man has regained his vision after getting an artificial cornea implant. The therapy might not allow blind people to see for the first time, but it could restore eyesight in patients suffering from corneal diseases.
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