Artificial cornea made of pig cells can restore sight

Results of a pilot study Published in Nature Biotechnology be to encourage. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have Creation and implantation of an artificial cornea of proteins Collagen From pig skin. A total of twenty people with keratoconus, an eye disease that causes progressive deformation of the cornea and loss of vision, participated in the trial.

Surgeons make an incision in the patient’s cornea to insert the implant. Intra-stroma surgery (laser) without sewing And the Leaves the corneal nerves and cell layers intactand promote rapid wound healingExplain the researchers. It’s a way less invasive What has been accomplished so far, which is replace the cornea.

consequences ? Of the 20 patients, 14 patients had at least partially restored vision and 3 had 20/20 visual acuity.

“We have done our best to ensure that our invention is like that Widely available and affordable for everyone And not just for the rich. That’s why this technology can be used anywhere in the world.”Mehrdad Raafat, one of the study’s authors, explains. Before obtaining marketing permission, researchers are required to do so new studies with a larger panel.

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