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August 26, 2010 / Martijn

Implanted Biosynthetic Corneas Can Regenerate Tissue

An artificial cornea can integrate with the human eye and regenerate nerve tissue, restoring sight to people with impaired vision, researchers announced today.

It’s the first study to show an artificially fabricated material can help regrow damaged eye tissue. The breakthrough could help millions of people worldwide who would otherwise have to rely on transplanted corneas from donors.

via Implanted Biosynthetic Corneas Can Regenerate Tissue, Restoring Vision in Humans | Popular Science.


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