Artificial Cornea

By: Candice Gabrielle - Published:   Updated: Jun 24 2011 • References: hiptechblog
Technological advancements have allowed researches from Frauhofer Institute in Germany to produce an aesthetic cornea that may give hope to the blind. The Cornea is carefully layered with a special protein that latches to the natural cornea after implantation.

These sight-saving implants have been tested in the Regensburg University Hospital Laboratory using rabbits' eyes. Successful results yield the proposition to grant human use sometime in 2008.

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