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Aug 14, 2022

Researchers develop bioengineered cornea that can restore sight to the blind and visually impaired

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Thor Balkhed/Linköping University.

Made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, the implant resembles the human cornea and is more than a pipe dream for an estimated number of 12.7 million people around the world who are blind due to their diseased corneas. The implant is a promising alternative to the transplantation of donated human corneas, which are scarce in under-developed and developing countries, where the need for them is greatest.

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