A 78-year-old Israeli man has regained his sight after having an artificial cornea implanted, writes the newspaper Israel Hayom. The medical breakthrough was developed by the Israeli company CorNeat.
The cornea is the circular, anterior part of the connective tissue cap that forms the transparent outer wall of the eye. If the cornea is damaged, torn or opaque, it may completely or partially weaken. CorNeat’s artificial cornea replaces the damaged cornea and attaches to the eye wall without being dependent on donor tissue.
The 78-year-old man who has now regained his sight was blind for 10 years. When he took the bandage off the day after the operation, he could recognize family members and read.
– We are proud to lead the exciting and meaningful project that will undoubtedly affect the lives of millions of people, says Professor Irit Bahar.